Summer Break Filmmaking Camp: Mysteries

Learning how to craft a well-structured story doesn’t have to leave you puzzled! Students (aged 9-12) practice developing mystery narratives for the screen in this week-long camp.

June 22 - 26, 2020

*Only 10 spots left*

Summer Filmmaking Camps

The great Agatha Christie Jr. is on the case! Wait, maybe the gardener will figure out whodunnit... Was it aliens all along?  

In this week of SIFF Filmmaking Camp, we'll be developing mystery stories and learn how to plot a script using elements like exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolutions.

In small groups of 3-6, students (age 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, June 22, 2020

SIFF Film Center

9:00 AM

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

Filmmaking Camp: Mysteries
June 22 - 26, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SIFF Film Center
$400 | $350 Members
$475 | $425 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