Summer 2021: HIFF Jr. Film Camp

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In-person Film Camp: East Hampton

In our summer filmmaking camps for ages 8-15, and with East Hampton as a backdrop, kids plan a movie idea; learn to run a production set on location, using professional video and sound equipment; and edit the footage using professional software, adding sound and special effects.

The week starts off with campers brainstorming and writing a script for a short film. Once the idea is set, campers start planning the project, selecting acting roles, and scouting locations. Campers may make costumes and props based on the idea, plus there is a day dedicated to learning about acting and how to direct actors on set. Next comes production, when campers will rotate through the major roles: director, camera assistant, actor and more, utilizing professional technology.

The filmmakers come away with their very own short film, made from start to finish!

Questions? Email education@hamptonsfilmfest.org


Created by HamptonsFilm Executive Director Anne Chaisson, these student filmmaking workshops provide a creative outlet and thorough introduction to visual storytelling, helping students launch their own projects for fun, passion, and perhaps the cultivation of a future career!


HIFF Jr. focuses on ethics and compassion, diversity and international relations, and the ever-evolving craft of film.

Education has been a hallmark program for HamptonsFilm since the very first year, 1993. From summer filmmaking workshops to year-round screenings and student film clubs, HIFF Jr. has exposed tens of thousands of students to a world of diverse realities, while empowering them to recognize film as an accessible medium for creativity, and for making their voices heard.

HIFF Jr. Educational Initiatives are made possible in part by

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