Summer Break Filmmaking Camp: Documenting Real World Stories

Are you fascinated with the world around us? Learn how to craft non-fiction stories in in this week-long camp for students aged 9-12.

July 20 - 24, 2020

Summer Filmmaking Camps

Documentary films are diverse and encompass many different categories: Biographical, historical, rockumentary, expose, subject examination, Behind-the-Scenes, and of course, nature. Even social media channels, like YouTube and TikTok, can fit into the documentary genre!

In this week of SIFF Filmmaking Camp, we're turning our lenses to document the world around us. Learn how to craft stories based on real world sources. Students will practice skills like interviewing, researching, shooting b-roll, and framing subjects

In small groups of 3-6, students (aged 9-12) will learn the basics of working together as a movie production crew: writing scripts, directing actors, using accessible filmmaking technology, digitial editing, and more! At the end of the week, your short films will be "in the can" and we will celebrate with a Friends and Family Film Festival in the SIFF Film Center Theater. Finished films will be able to be viewed online or downloaded to share with as many people as you like.

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for this event.


Monday, July 20, 2020

SIFF Film Center

9:00 AM

Please see our Registration Policies for more information on registering for SIFF Filmmaking Camps. 

Filmmaking Camp: Documenting Real World Stories
July 20 - 24, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SIFF Film Center
$400 | $350 SIFF Members
$475 | $425 SIFF Members - includes Aftercare* from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Limited Scholarships are available for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Email to inquire about a scholarship for your student.

*As a part of our 2020 Camp schedule, SIFF is offering extended care for camps at the SIFF Film Center on the Seattle Center campus. Aftercare will be held onsite in the SIFF Film Center classroom from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM. A light nutritious snack will be provided.

SIFF Filmmaking Camps are taught by a professional film educator, supported by a group of filmmaking mentors. Students will get a comprehensive experience of creating several short films and learn new storytelling techniques, while also being able to access grounds of the Seattle Center to have some fun when they need a break.

All equipment is provided. Students just need to bring a morning snack, a sack lunch, and their creativity for each day of the camp.

Please email SIFF Education if you have any questions about these camps.

Filmmaking Camps