ALL WORKSHOP SESSIONS TAKE PLACE AT THE SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

SUMMERFILM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Please check back here for details. Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

FILM PRODUCTION FOR TWEENS

WEEKDAYS, JULY 8-19   |   10:00AM-4:00PM   |   AGES 11-13   |   $1500

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

This intensive filmmaking program is an opportunity for students to learn from first-class film professionals in a fun, interactive, 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 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.

A limited number of scholarships are available

BEHIND THE SCENES

JULY 22-26   |   10:00AM-4:00PM   |   AGES 14-18   |   $500

GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE FILM INDUSTRY FROM THE PROS

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 interactive workshops with industry professionals from every corner of the business from casting directors, sound designers, stunt people, and make-up artists to production designers, animators, visual effects producers, film critics, and more.

YOUNG CURATORS

JULY 29 – AUGUST 2   |   10:00AM-4:00PM   |   AGES 15-18   |   $350

TRAIN TO BE A FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER – THIS SESSION IS FULL, WAITLIST OPEN

Ever wonder how movies get picked 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 MVFF42. You will screen dozens of short films from all over the globe 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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