Youth Summer Camps

Every summer, Northwest Film Forum offers camps for youth to get hands-on with the art and craft of film and media making and to develop their creativity and voice.

Thanks to all the students and staffers who made this summer possible! Check out their films, linked below!

Camps for ages 8 to 17 are taught by experienced local filmmakers and offer the chance for budding directors, actors, editors, and DPs to get practical experience with film production and editing, using professional filmmaking gear, software, and workflows. NWFF partners with Reel Grrls and Coyote Central throughout the year and summer. Check out their sites for more information on past and upcoming programs.

Registration for Summer 2019 Camps will open during Children’s Film Festival Seattle, January 24-February 9.

Watch behind-the-scenes documentaries from past summer camp programs here (our youngest campers), here (middle-school aged campers), and here (our high-school campers).

Imagination Animation - June 25-29

Classic Film - July 9-13

Citizen Minutes: Video Activism Camp - July 20-27

Produced during Citizen Minutes summer camp, 2018. Students studied media analysis and production techniques through an anti-oppression lens. They then worked in teams to write, shoot and edit short films over this two week camp. Citizen Minutes provides youth the creative freedom to explore challenging topics and current issues, and to analyze their own media consumption and creation. Taught by Christy X and Jonah Kozlowski.

A Conversation about Anxiety – Youth and adults discuss misconceptions about anxiety and provide practical advice for people seeking to support those with anxiety.

Tattoo – On the street interviews explore the stereotypes around tattoos.

Mirror – A dramatic enactment of a youth confronting messages of negative self-worth that can become internalized and cause harm.

Bi – A comedic sitcom that challenges stigmas within the queer community.

Ally vs. Accomplice – An informative animation about how these two terms are being used today.


Film Academy Intensive - July 30-August 3

Making the Impossible (VR/FX) - August 6-10

Click the link to the right for camp special effect films. 360 film coming soon!

Imagination Animation - August 20-24

Summer Camp FAQs

Does Northwest Film Forum offer before- and after-care for camps?

No, unfortunately we cannot offer before- and after-care for camps. We understand that traffic and other issues can sometimes delay transportation to camps, but we ask that parents drop off and pick up campers on time.

What is your camp refund policy?

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.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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