Youth Classes + Summer Camps


Students (ages 13-17) get a comprehensive, hands-on experience as they learn to navigate the entire digital video production process, from initial concept to finished movie. Under the direction of our Emmy-nominated instructor, students learn about pre-production planning, cameras, lighting, sound, shot composition, and editing.


1-week and 2-week long camp sessions for kids and teens run June through August. We offer sessions in Digital Moviemaking (ages 10-13), Advanced Digital Moviemaking (ages 13-17) and Screenwriting for Teens (ages 13-17).


Classes and summer camps are taught by highly qualified professionals who provide hands-on training for students of all ages and skill levels. We’re proud to offer our youth and teen students the opportunity to learn from successful working artists in their respective fields.

View Student Work

Our students complete a wide array of video projects in our classes and camps, ranging from individual scenes to short films to polished screenplays. Parents of students enrolled in our summer camps will receive links to view the work created during camp.

Registration + Policies

Chicago Filmmakers offers a variety of classes and camps in film and video production for kids and teens. Adult classes are also open to students 16 years and older, depending on skill level. To learn more about class registration, policies, and accepted methods of payment, please click here.