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48hr Youth Film Challenge

Introducing our NEWEST Film.caKIDS program:

48hr Youth Film Challenge

This fun and immersive back-to-back weekend program challenges our Filmmakers (grade 6 and higher) as they work together to create a collaborative short film.

In order to truly focus on areas of interest, each Film Challenge is divided into two specific streams: ACTORS and FILM CREW. Our students are taught, guided, and supported by our team of Film and Acting Experts.

Using professional industry-standard film equipment, proper acting techniques and learning appropriate set language and etiquette, this program is ideal for the budding Actor or Filmmaker in your family.



FRIDAY EVENING: 6pm to 9pm & SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 9am to 6pm

In our first weekend together, both our Acting & Film Crew students gather together to begin developing their screenplay. This collaborative process will take place on the Friday evening.

Saturday morning everyone gathers for a table read of the final script and makes any necessary script changes. Our students then divide out into Film Crew and Acting streams.

The remainder of the weekend will include call sheets, shot lists, floor plans, and an introduction to professional film-making equipment for our Film Crew. While our Actors will work to develop their character, practice delivering lines, and learn how to drop into character and work naturally in front of a camera.

During this weekend we will welcome an industry professional to speak to our group and share their wisdom; and finally run through a full rehearsal in preparation for Production Weekend.

Arrived just in time for our 48hour Challenge! Black Magic: URSA Mini Pro, a professional digital film camera


FRIDAY EVENING: 6pm to 9pm & SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 9am to 6pm

This is it! Students are welcomed back to shoot their short film.

Students in both streams will work collaboratively to complete their short film. Staying in character and on set for the majority of each day. Filming will be complete by 6pm Sunday evening.


Craft Services (lunch and snacks) will be provided each Saturday and Sunday.


This academic challenge is for the budding, enthusiastic Actor or Filmmaker in your family. Students should come ready and willing to work as part of a team, as they are introduced to the world of filming throughout each weekend.

At the completion of the Session, all students will have access to their final movie as an online download.
If desired, their final project can be burned onto a DVD, for an additional fee of $5.

Each session will also host a “Red Carpet” screening to allow our students the opportunity to invite friends and family to celebrate their project on the Big Screen. The date of this celebration will be announced the first day in the session.

Note: Professional Filmmakers take years to hone their craft; please have realistic project expectations of this 48hour challenge.

This Challenge will ONLY take place if the minimum number of participants have registered.




Fall Session:
WEEKEND ONE: October 27,28,29
WEEKEND TWO: November 3,4,5

Students are encouraged to stay on site for the entirety of each weekend for optimal learning experience and for continuity reasons. Snacks and Lunch provided throughout the weekend using Professional Craft Services.

$700 per student


48hr Youth Film Challenge
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