Camp Reel Stories: Summer Filmmaking Camp for Girls and Non-Binary Youth!

Summer & Holiday Camps
City: 
Oakland
Ages: 
School-Aged, Preteens, Teens

Sign up your teen to learn how to make their own films with Reel Stories!

For 10 years Reel Stories has been leading the charge to close the gender gap in the film industry by connecting young filmmakers with professionals in the film industry. At Reel Stories young women and non-binary folks learn the skills, get the connections and make films to set them up for success in the film industry. We believe that the power of individual stories brought to life on-screen has the power to diversify and strengthen the filmmaking industry - Join us this summer to show the world your stories. Your audience is waiting!

During this two week filmmaking program 12-18 year old young women and non-binary youth work together in small, collaborative groups to write, shoot, edit and distribute their own short films. These future filmmakers will get to learn from award winning and professional filmmakers. We are currently planning for all days to be IN-PERSON.

Past workshop leaders have included Oscar winners Brenda Chapman and Lora Hirschberg, Award winning directors Cathy Yan, Nijla Mumin, Screenwriter Kristy Lowrey and many others!

"My daughter truly enjoyed the entire experience, and she got the opportunity to expand her skills working on a different genre of film. Her self confidence grew because of the camp and she continues to learn how to work with all different kinds of people. She will continue to be a part of Reel Stories for a long time to come!”

There are two sessions this summer - Session 1 is June 13th- 24th (Weekdays) and Session 2 is June 27th - July 9th (July 4th and weekends OFF). Sign up by March 31st to receive an early bird discount! 

Session 1 - June 13th- 24th: bit.ly/RS-Session1 

Session 2 - June 27th - July 9th: bit.ly/RS-Session2

Financial Aid and Scholarships:

No filmmaker is ever turned away due to lack of funds. If you need financial assistance for this program, please email gracepatterson [at] bavc.org. Partial and full scholarships are available.

Contact
Grace Patterson
gracepatterson [at] bavc.org