Teen Filmmaker Boot Camps

This week-long crash-course provides teens with training and mentorship to bring an original film idea from script to screen!


During week-long Teen Filmmaker Boot Camps, students get a crash-course in operating the camera, recording sound, screenwriting, creating storyboards and editing! Rooted in project-based learning, the Teen Filmmaker Boot Camps curriculum centers on pre-production, production, and post-production techniques, empowering participants to bring their filmmaking and storytelling skills to the next level. Campers work closely with local media arts professionals to bring an original film idea from script to screen, culminating in an end-of-program showcase for family and friends!


  • June 19-23, 2023
  • June 26-30, 2023
  • July 10-14, 2023
  • July 17-21, 2023
  • July 24-28, 2023
  • July 31-August 4, 2023
  • August 7-11, 2023
  • August 14-18, 2023
  • August 21-25, 2023


COST: $300
UCSD @ Park & Market. 1100 Market St, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101


  • MONDAY: Camera exercises and team building. Screenwriting and storyboard workshop with an exploration of storytelling through film. Break into production teams and begin story development and pre-production.
  • TUESDAY: Hands-on training for various aspects of filmmaking (cinematography, lighting, sound, etc.)
  • WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Continue filming and begin post-production and editing.
  • FRIDAY: Complete post-production and share completed work with friends and family at a special screening at Digital Gym Cinema.

Need-based scholarships are available for students who qualify. Partial scholarships available on a case-by-case basis.

Links to student projects coming soon!


Coming soon!

For more information about the Teen Filmmaker Boot Camps, contact larry@mediaartscenter.org.

This program is made possible thanks to support from the California Endowment, California Arts Council, City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, Wells Fargo, SDG&E.