Austin Film Festival Summer Camps are Back

Austin Film Festival Summer Camps are Back

Austin Film Festival’s popular Summer Film Camp returns again this June with an amazing camp full of screenwriting, filmmaking and claymation workshops for ages 9 – 18. The critically-acclaimed program is designed to teach, inspire and help kids and young adults create their own short films. Camps and classes are offered from June 5 – July 28 in Downtown Austin at St. David’s Episcopal Church.

“The AFF Summer Film Camp is deeply rooted on the art of storytelling. Sessions provide an immersive and creative environment, allowing campers to turn their original stories into their own movie.”

These workshops are designed for aspiring filmmakers and taught by professionals in the field, offering something for everyone. Are you a skilled artist? Come learn how to storyboard. Are you a technical prodigy? Come discover the power of getting just the right shot or recording the perfect sound. Want to be in front of the camera? Come play a part (or two). Kids will also get to meet exclusive guest speakers that are major Hollywood writers, producers or directors. Past speakers include Caroline Thompson (The Nightmare Before Christmas), Robert Mark Kamen (The Fifth Element, The Karate Kid, and Taken), and Justin Marks (The Jungle Book). Lastly, AFF will host the Summer Camp Showcase, where students get an opportunity to show off their works, to be held at Galaxy Highland Theater on Sunday, August 6th.


Camps are grouped by ages 9-12 and ages 13-18. One and two-week sessions are offered from June 5 – July 28 as morning (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.), afternoon (1 – 5 p.m.), and full-day. The following classes are available for ages 9-12:

  • Filmmaking 101
  • Claymation Creations
  • Combo Full-day of Filmmaking 101 & Claymation



You can click here to learn more about these camps and check out the full day or half day schedules. Half-day classes are $195 and full day ranges from $310 – $390. For more information, please visit the Austin Film Festival website and check out their Facebook page for photos and videos, too.


Young Filmmakers Program Coordinator: or call 512-478-4795.

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