Indie Filmmaking through a Feminist Lens - Summer Camp (Ages 11-14, August 17-21)
Age range: 11-14
In this camp you will learn all the steps to making an independent film that champions gender equality, how to work well together as a creative team, then you’ll work as a crew to make an original film! Since filmmaking began, creative people like you have been making amazing films with whatever resources they had available. Independent filmmaking requires teamwork, respect, innovation, determination, and so much creativity. Attending this camp at Northwest Film Forum means watching example films in the cinema, writing and storyboarding with your team, learning how to use cameras, lights and audio from the gear cage, shooting on location (either in the Cinema or the neighborhood nearby), editing in Adobe Premiere in the edit lab, and finally watching your film on the big screen!
Why filmmaking through a feminist lens?
This camp has been one of our most popular camps, focusing on teamwork, respect, and creativity. This summer we are putting a specific emphasis on the skills youth need to interpret messages about identity and gender in film and media, and the skills to share your own stories and experiences. In this camp, you’ll learn about female, trans, and gender non-conforming filmmakers from near and far who have inspired audiences and filmmakers. This camp is being offered twice this summer. This camp, August 17-21, is available for any youth, feminist filmmaking is for boys too! The camp July 6-10 is available specifically for girls, transgender, and nonbinary youth.
Summer Camp FAQ
We allow for dropoff and pickup within 30 minutes of the start and end time of each program.
In case your plans change, here is our policy on camp refunds:
- 100% refund if we receive your cancellation notice 14 calendar days before the first day of camp.
- 50% refund if we receive your cancellation notice 7 calendar days before the first day of camp.
- Camps must meet a minimum enrollment requirement to launch, and may be cancelled or rescheduled if the camp does not meet a minimum number of enrolled students. Students will be notified in advance if there is limited enrollment for a camp, and can receive a full refund, which may take up to 30 business days to process and transfer.