Athena Project Presents: Girls Film

Introducing an opportunity for young women to safely learn the techniques of filmmaking remotely this summer from the comfort of their own homes.

Girls Film students will meet once a day for a week-long course where they will collaborate with other students and create projects inspired by women in film throughout history. Students will then feature their final project during a Girls Film short-film showcase along with their fellow classmates at the Sie FilmCenter on Sunday, August 8th. These are bite-sized courses perfect for both the entry level filmmaker starting out and the experienced filmmaker looking to expand their skill set.

Curriculum Overview:

Girls Film will begin by students learning  the basics of film grammar and shot vocabulary. Subsequently, students will dive into film exploration by analyzing classic scenes from influential films. Inspired by the analysis, students will accomplish exercises in filmmaking that will conclude with the development of a narrative short that will be showcased during the 44th Denver Film Festival (November 3-14, 2021) in front of a citywide audience of cineastes.

Who can sign up?

Young Women rising into 6th – 10th grade throughout the Denver Metro Area and beyond!

Classes will be entirely virtual so there is no restriction on location.

Course Details

 August 2 – 6, 2021

Girls Film will span 1 week and focus on analyzing cinema throughout history. Classes will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday with mentor one-on-ones available after hours.

Equipment Needed

Every student will need to provide their own equipment such as:
  • Computer for editing (i.e. iMovie, Adobe Premiere, etc.) and attending Virtual Class
  • Camera to shoot on (i.e. iPhone, Android Phone, DSLR, etc.)
  • Zoom Account to virtually attend class


Athena Project empowers women through the arts. Each year, our unparalleled Girls Create summer camp program ignites the passions and talents of 6th to 10th grade girls, teaching them the elements of specific art forms, including fashion design, stand up, playwriting, and now film, in a unique way. Professionals teach, guest artists share their expertise, and mentors from the community guide and encourage – empowering girls to lead and to affect change in themselves and others through creative learning. Each week-long program culminates in a final project for the week where we invite the community, including friends and family of the girls, to celebrate their work.

Be sure to enroll for the class by July 30th to reserve your spot!

Meet Your Teach

Katie Cook is an award-winning producer, editor and director. In addition to her documentary and narrative film work, Katie has produced short news docs and branded content for local businesses as well as national media outlets such as Vocativ, Al Jazeera, Billboard/SPIN and People Magazine. In 2016 she earned a Masters in video production from the University of Denver. Katie is from Colorado and is excited to be a part of the growing film industry in the state. She is passionate about her home and sees local storytellers as playing a vital role in creating a strong community.


We want to create a learning program with greater accessibility. This means cheaper price points and remote learning with a larger potential audience and demographic. 

$200 per student

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