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 22, 2019 to July 13, 2019
July 14, 2019 to August 5, 2019
Tuition: $6,030
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2019 program.

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 allow students to explore other art forms, including music, visual art, creative writing, theatre, and dance that inform the study of motion pictures.

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

Students are welcome to attend for three or six weeks. Students who attend for six weeks can experience a wider variety of elective classes, and will receive a multiple session discount.


Tools and Resources

The Motion Picture Arts (MPA) 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