The Media Kids Foundation, Inc. Youth Filmmakers Training Program introduces the arts of digital storytelling, screenwriting and filmmaking to youth, ages 8-18, and provides them with venues for developing their storytelling talents. The program offers kids opportunities to share their creative work with peers, the public, and professional filmmakers and screenwriters. By introducing our youth to the film industry, the program hopes to provide them new mediums to express their creativity, improve their communication skills, and benefit the entire arts community.
Our mission is to build the next generation of Filmmakers and Digital Storytellers. Our program is an arts education program that improves students’ reading, writing, communication, media technology, and idea-expression skills through hands-on screenwriting, filmmaking and podcasting. The program is led by working media professionals from various backgrounds.
Learn the Craft of Filmmaking: Workshop Overview
Whether you see yourself pursuing a career in filmmaking or want to learn these practical and applicable skills for yourself, our film camps and workshops are perfect for youth with an interest in making films.
In our workshop, each student writes, shoots, directs and edits his or her own films. Our film workshops are designed for people with little or no experience in making films. The programs focus on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enable the students to direct their own projects.
– Students will need screenwriting software – Final Draft (industry standard) or Celtx (free).
– Students will need access to the internet and preferably a streaming service for films that will be watched between class sessions.
– Video camera or phone to film on.
– Editing software. Free versions are available and will be discussed in class.
Campers will leave the program with:
– Basic Elements of Filmmaking
– Short script (1-3 pages/minutes)
– Short film 1-3 minutes
This film camp will challenge youth to become a well-rounded filmmaker.
With your help and donations, we can expand our training facilities and studios, purchase new equipment, hire the best instructors to teach our youth and offer Red Carpet Events to premiere their work giving them memories and an experience of a lifetime.
Stay connected to our events page for upcoming camps and workshops.