Yes, Summerfilm is still happening! Amidst the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic, we are committed to keeping our CFI Education programs up and running in any way we can. 

Based on the local public health guidelines for summer camps and CFI Education’s commitment to the safety of our students and instructors, we will be presenting all of our Summerfilm programs online this summer. While we wish more than anything that we could be together in person in July, we are excited to share the new online versions of our film camps with you—each one thoughtfully designed to be just as fun, interactive, and inspiring.  And with no geographic limitations, we are now able to feature guest instructors and welcome new students from anywhere in the country (or the world). We would love for your teen or tween to join us to take part in this new interactive online experience!

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

BEHIND THE SCENES

JULY 6-10   |   10:00AM-4:00PM   |   AGES 14-18   |   $450

GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE FILM INDUSTRY FROM THE PROS

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We hear a lot about directors, actors and producers, but there are thousands of other film professionals working “below the line” and in other areas of the industry who help to make movie magic happen. This is your chance to get an inside look at those parts of the movie making process that don’t get as much public attention. Participants will take part in a series of online interactive workshops with industry professionals from varying corners of the business including casting directors, stunt coordinators, voice over artists, animators, documentarians, screenwriters, and more. Sessions will run consecutively, with breaks throughout each day for lunch and time away from the computer screen. 

FILM PRODUCTION FOR TWEENS

WEEKDAYS, JULY 13-24   |   10:00AM-2:00PM   |   AGES 11-13   |   $900

LEARN KEY FILMMAKING SKILLS & MAKE A MOVIE!  – THIS SESSION IS FULL

This 2-week online filmmaking program is an opportunity for students to learn from first-class film professionals in a fun, interactive, and collaborative environment—and a great way for both beginning and intermediate aspiring filmmakers to enhance their craft and storytelling skills. In the first week, you will learn elements of screenwriting, cinematography, sound, editing, and more. In the second week, you will collaborate with fellow students on the writing, production, and editing of a short movie. The program will include a combination of online lessons, group viewings and discussions, guest speakers, and at-home activities that will culminate in a virtual premiere of a completed film project.

YOUNG CURATORS

JULY 27-31   |   10:00AM-4:00PM   |   AGES 15-18   |   $400

TRAIN TO BE A FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER

Ever wonder how movies get chosen for the Mill Valley Film Festival? In this weeklong program, you will learn from MVFF programmers about how a film festival works and how they decide what to show to audiences. Then you will take part in the selection process as a member of the jury that chooses the films for the youth-produced shorts program at MVFF43. You will screen dozens of short films from all over the globe, discuss them with your fellow jurors, and learn how to curate the program for exhibition at our annual festival in October. If you like watching movies, this is the program for you! 

By application only.

Please email any questions to [email protected]

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