Join us for a jam-packed July of summer camp sessions that explore all angles of the industry and artistry of film. All Summerfilm programs will be hosted on our CFI Education Online platform and open to students anywhere in the U.S. Times listed are Pacific Time Zone.

NARRATIVE FILM PRODUCTION FOR TWEENS

JULY 12-16 • 10:00am – 3:00pm | Ages 11-13 | $550

THIS SESSION IS AT CAPACITY

This 5-day filmmaking program is an opportunity for students to learn from first-class film professionals in a fun, interactive, and collaborative online environment—and a great way for both beginning and intermediate aspiring filmmakers to enhance their craft and storytelling skills. Students will learn elements of screenwriting, cinematography, sound, editing, and more and will collaborate with fellow students on the production 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.

Students will use their own devices (e.g., camera, phone, tablet) for shooting.

Lead Instructor: Jason Wolos is an experienced San Francisco-based freelance filmmaker with a history of producing, directing, shooting, editing, and writing for hire around the world.

Student Film  |  Summerfilm 2020

* NEW FOR 2021!

DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION FOR TEENS

JULY 12-16 • 10:00am – 4:00pm | Ages 14-18 | $550

THIS SESSION IS AT CAPACITY

This new 5-day program teaches the ins and outs of nonfiction storytelling and filmmaking. Professional documentarians will walk you through the necessary steps to produce a short documentary film on a subject of your own choosing, while exploring critical skills and methods such as interviewing, story structure, narration, point of view, camera technique, and more. 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 your completed film projects.

Students will use their own devices (e.g., camera, phone, tablet) for shooting.

Lead instructor: S. Smith Patrick is a San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker and photographer focusing on human rights and social issues.

BEHIND THE SCENES

JULY 19-23 • 10:00am – 4:00pm | Ages 14-18 | $500

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.

Lead Instructor:  Shakira Refos, CFI Education Outreach Manager

Behind the Scenes  |  Summerfilm 2020

YOUNG CURATORS

JULY 26-30 • 10:00am – 4:00pm | Ages 15-18 | $400

Ever wonder how movies get chosen for the Mill Valley Film Festival? In this weeklong online program, you will learn from festival and arthouse theater programmers around the country about how a film festival works and how they decide what to show to their 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 MVFF44. 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!

Lead Instructor:  Shakira Refos, CFI Education Outreach Manager

Young Curators  |  Summerfilm 2020

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

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