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.

2020 Filmmaking Summer Camps are open for registration! Scroll for dates!

Camps for ages 8 to 17 are taught by a team of experienced local filmmakers and offer the chance for budding filmmakers to get hands-on experience with film production and editing, using professional filmmaking gear, software, and workflows, as well as develop teamwork and problem solving skills. Camps are limited to 12 students each.

All of our camps offer scholarship options based on a statement of need. Apply here, or email jonah@nwfilmforum.org for more information.

Children’s Film Festival Seattle is Feb 27-March 8, and has workshops, films, and fun for the whole family!


Summer Camp FAQ

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

We do not provide before or after care, but we allow for dropoff and pickup within 30 minutes of the start and end time of each program.

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.
Is there parking available at Northwest Film Forum?

There is metered street parking, including short term loading zones, in front of our building, and on nearby streets.

Do youth need a camera, editing software, or filmmaking experience to enroll in a camp?

No. All the gear needed is provided! If your child has a camera or other filmmaking gear, we ask that they not bring it, however, we are excited to talk with them about it. Occasionally (as scripts dictate) students will be asked to bring a costume or prop they already have from home.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629


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