Summer Filmmaking 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 27, 2020 to July 18, 2020
July 19, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Tuition: $6,100
Age range: Students currently in grades 3-6
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis

We’re currently finalizing Interlochen Arts Camp 2021 programs. Please check back soon or contact Admission at

Please note: The June 27 - July 18 session is now full.

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
  • Survey Hour
  • Visual Writing
  • Two elective classes 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 and 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

There are two requirements:

#1. Compose a written personal essay (approximately 1 page, .PDF file) 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.

#2. 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