Filmmaking Summer Program for Grades 6-9

This three-week program is your chance to explore the creative and collaborative process of filmmaking. During your time here, you will build and develop the skills you need to effectively express yourself as an aspiring filmmaker.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 26, 2021 to July 17, 2021
July 18, 2021 to August 8, 2021
Tuition: $6,250
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Priority deadline: 
January 14, 2021

The program curriculum is designed specifically for young aspiring filmmakers. Guided by an experienced faculty, you will receive daily instruction and opportunities to explore multimedia. The curriculum includes:

  • Two-hour Film Production Workshop offers hands-on practical production techniques, including cameras, sound, securing locations, shot design, and working with actors
  • Critical Studies Hour includes reviewing classic films, learning to think critically about what makes a film work, and broadening students' cinematic horizons
  • Visual Writing includes learning the art of the story and putting your imagination on the page by writing several short scripts and moving one into production
  • Elective class that allow students to explore other art forms.

Each three-week session concludes with a public screening of student work.

Students are welcome to attend for three or six weeks.


Tools and Resources

The Film & New Media department is centrally located on Interlochen's campus in the 26,000-square-foot DeRoy Center for Film Studies. Its features include four editing suites, a sound stage, a 180-seat 2K HD projection space, and classrooms equipped with cutting-edge technology. View 360-degree virtual tour.

Portfolio Requirements

PDF file: Prepare a written personal essay (200 words) sharing with us the origins of your interest in filmmaking, highlighting any experience you have had with filmmaking, and what inspired you to apply to Interlochen.

AND submit one sample of your artwork: a drawing, a photo, a video, a painting, or a computer generated image.


Celia Hamerlink

Intermediate Filmmaking Assistant, Interlochen Arts Camp

Creator, writer, director and producer, Rose Gold