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Film Camps & Clubs

Tacoma Film Camp Collage

The mission of The Grand Cinema’s education programming is to grow and nurture the agency, critical thinking, technical skills, and expression of filmmakers, with a guiding focus to serve young, underserved emerging artists. 

Our programs include film clubs, summer camps, and filmmaker workshops. 

These opportunities connect youth ages 10-20+ with the art of film as a means to think critically and tell their own stories. Participating youth develop 21st Century Skills such as leadership, collaboration, and technological and technical skills.


Cost: $325 for each session; $300.00 for members of The Grand Cinema
Scholarship Support: help a student become a filmmaker, email Katy Evans to donate to our film camp scholarship fund.

Registration is available now; do not delay, film camp sessions tend to sell out early.

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Save the Dates

  • JUNE 25 - 29, 2018: Beginners Session 1, ages 10 - 14, 9 AM - 4 PM daily  
  • JULY 9 - 13, 2018:  Beginners Session 2, ages 10 - 14, 9 AM - 4 PM daily 
  • JULY 23 - 27, 2018: Advanced* Session 3, all ages, 9 AM - 4 PM daily 
  • JULY 30 - AUGUST 3, 2018, Advanced* Session 4, all ages, 9 AM - 4 PM daily 
  • NewAUGUST 20 - 24, 2018, Grown Up Film Camp Session 5, ages 18+, daily times TBA. This film camp is open to adults ages 18 and over and will be geared toward those with little to no film experience. If you want to attend Grown Up Film Camp, take a moment to share your preference for our daily schedule here.
*ADVANCED requires previous Film Camp experience.

We're hiring! If you have filmmaking experience, you may have what it takes for a Camp Filmmaker Mentorship or Volunteer Production Assistant position. Learn more here

Film Camp Scholarships

We believe that every child deserves an opportunity to go to camp, and we don't want any child to miss out on this opportunity because of cost. If a camper would like to apply for a scholarship, they must fill out the online scholarship application form found here. 

Applications should be completed and submitted by May 1, 2018 and those accepted will be notified May 7, 2018.


  • MONDAY: Screenwriting and storyboard workshop with an exploration of storytelling through film.
  • TUESDAY: Hands-on training for various aspects of filmmaking (how to use the digital camera, lighting, sound, etc.) Break into production teams and begin story development and pre-production. 
  • 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 including filmmaker Q&As and awards.
Interested in sponsoring or donating to our education programs? Email Katy or Rachel.

Other Educational Programs at The Grand

Additional education programming available for all ages includes: free workshops through the Tacoma Film Festival; our bi-monthly Science on Screen program featuring lively lectures conducted by an expert before the screening of a film; and weekly forums led by facilitators where our audiences discuss a film guided by the goal to deepen our understanding of ourselves and others through the art of film. 


  • Support and guide the collaborative creation of film and digital media that shares underrepresented stories from aspiring and emerging filmmakers. 
  • Provide a safe and sustainable environment for emerging filmmakers where they can find support, opportunity, and an outlet for creative expression. 
  • Build and activate a network of professional and amateur filmmakers, partners, and businesses who support The Grand’s outreach and advocate for growing a filmmaking and production community and economy in Tacoma and Pierce County. .
Any questions or ideas about education outreach? Contact Katy.

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