Developed for teens aged 12-18, the Denver Film Society’s Young Filmmakers Workshops (YFW) furnish their participants with opportunities to learn the art of cinema, collaborate with other young filmmakers, refine their work with industry professionals and exhibit their films in public premieres.

For two weeks during the summer, courses run weekdays from June 11 – August 3, 8:30am-2:30pm. YFW is hosted at multiple locations, including the Denver School of the Arts, CEC Early College, and the Colorado Film School. All workshops are $870 for two-weeks (less than $15 per hour for professional film education and training!). Discounts are offered for multiple workshops and for multiple students from the same household. Early bird registration runs through March 9.

June 10-21

INTRODUCTION TO FILMMAKING, SECTION A
Sie FilmCenter Premiere: June 23
An introductory class for filmmaking

A great course for beginning filmmakers to learn how to become the directors, producers, and screenwriters of tomorrow! This course gives students the tools to make their own films and to watch cinema with a critical eye. Throughout the two-week course, student teams will create their own short films, which will premiere at the Sie FilmCenter.

This course is for students with little previous experience with filmmaking who are looking to learn more.

June 24- July 5

INTRODUCTION TO FILMMAKING, SECTION B
Sie FilmCenter Premiere: TBD
An introductory class for filmmaking

A great course for beginning filmmakers to learn how to become the directors, producers, and screenwriters of tomorrow! This course covers the same curriculum as Introduction to Filmmaking, Section A, and gives students the tools to make their own films and to watch cinema with a critical eye. Throughout the two-week course, student teams will create their own short films, which will premiere at the Sie FilmCenter.

This course is for students with little previous experience with filmmaking who are looking to learn more. 

July 8-19

MASTERS FILMMAKING
Sie FilmCenter Premiere: July 21
An intermediate class for filmmaking

This intermediate to advanced filmmaking course equips young filmmakers to improve their cinema skills. Guest lecturers from the Colorado film community visit to provide their own perspective on working in the film industry. Throughout the two-week course, student teams will create their own short films, which will premiere at the Sie FilmCenter.

This course presents materials at a faster pace and is for students with moderate filmmaking experience looking to grow their skills.

July 22- August 2

FOCUSED INTENSIVES
Sie FilmCenter Premiere: August 4
Advanced Screen Acting, Directing, Screenwriting,
Production Design, Post-Production, Animation

This advanced series of courses gives young filmmakers a deep dive into specific disciplines within filmmaking. In Focused Intensives, students can become experts in subjects such as Screen Acting, Directing, Screenwriting, Production Design, and Post-Production. Throughout the two-week course, students from different Focused Intensives will work together to create their own short film, which will premiere at the Sie FilmCenter.

This course is for students with moderate to advanced filmmaking experience looking to specialize within the field of filmmaking.