Young Filmmakers Workshops

 

Developed for teens aged 12-18, the Denver Film Society’s Young Filmmakers Workshops 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.

Two-week summer courses run weekdays from June 12 – August 4, 8:30am-2:30pm. YFW is hosted at the Denver School of the Arts, 7111 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80220

All workshops are $800 for two-weeks (less than $14 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 10. Save the $25 per student registration fee by signing up today!

2017 Summer Course Offerings

Introduction to Filmmaking A – June 12-23

Introduction to Screen Acting A – June 12-23

Introduction to Filmmaking B – June 26 – July 7

Introduction to Screen Acting B – June 26 – July 7

Masters Filmmaking – July 10 – 21

Masters Screen Acting – July 10 – 21

Focused Intensives – July 24 – Aug 4
– Advanced Screen Acting
– Directing
– Screenwriting
– Production Design
– Post-Production
– Animation

Early Bird Registration & Scholarship Deadline is March 10!

June 12 - 23 & June 26 – July 7

Introduction to Filmmaking A & B

Young Filmmakers Workshop Intro classes are for the budding filmmaker just beginning their foray into film. After a day of introductions and theory, the Young Filmmakers break into groups and begin writing and producing their films. Final films are premiered at the Sie FilmCenter, home of the Denver Film Society, on the Saturday after the workshop. Students are welcome and encouraged to take Intro as often as they like, as they will continue to grow their skills in all areas of the filmmaking process.

June 12 - 23 & June 26 – July 7

Introduction to Acting For The Camera A & B

Young Filmmakers Workshop introduces Acting for the Camera classes! Students will learn the ins and outs of a movie set while honing their craft as on-camera performers. All acting students will audition for the filmmaking classes and be selected for performance in at least one film. They will then apply their learned skills to a script and on a live film set, culminating in a red carpet premiere at the Sie FilmCenter, home of the Denver Film Society, on the Saturday after the workshop.

July 10 – 21

Master Class for Filmmaking

Master Class is for more experienced Young Filmmakers who may have taken a Young Filmmakers Workshop in the past or taken other filmmaking workshops. In Master Class, the Young Filmmakers utilize more sophisticated equipment and continue to hone their filmmaking skills. Additionally, every other day, professionals in the film world come to share their expertise and path through the film world. Past presenters include Academy Award winners Daniel Junge, Donna Dewey and Davis Coombe; Principals of High Noon Productions, the world’s largest reality TV producers; Colorado Film Commissioner, Donald Zuckerman and others. Final films are premiered at the Sie FilmCenter, home of the Denver Film Society, on the Saturday after the workshop.

July 10 – 21

Master Class for Acting for the Camera

Master Class is the intermediate Acting for the Camera class and is intended for students who have taken Introduction this year or in a previous year, or have other screen acting experience. Students will work with acting professionals to hone their skills and create a successful audition reel. Students will then audition for the Master Class Filmmakers and be cast in at least one master film. Beyond the acting study and live on-set experience, students will engage in the post-production aspect of filmmaking by learning voice-over and other specific acting skills to enhance their specific films. The workshop culminates in a red carpet premiere at the Sie FilmCenter, home of the Denver Film Society, on the Saturday after the workshop.

July 24 – Aug 4

Focused Intensives

In Focused Intensives, Young Filmmakers choose one track to focus on - Directing; Cinematography/Production Design; Screenwriting, Post-Production and Advanced Acting for the Camera. Students spend the first week working with a professional in that discipline honing their craft. In the second week, one screenwriter, one cinematographer, one director, one editor, and actors group together to produce a film. Final films are premiered at the Sie FilmCenter, home of the Denver Film Society, on the Saturday after the workshop.

See Past Student Work

See the work some of our past students of the Young Filmmaker Workshops.