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Film Camps

In Film Camp, students work in small film crews, supported by a filmmaker mentor.

Together they develop and create a complete short film in just one week, presenting their finished work to family and friends. More details below.

See past films our students created on The Grand Cinema's Youtube profile here.


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WEEK ONE: July 29th-August 2nd
 Ages 11-15. $325/$300 for members. Scholarships are available. AT THE GRAND CINEMA.

WEEK TWO: August 5th-9th
Ages 11-15. $325/$300 for members. Scholarships are available. AT THE GRAND CINEMA.

(to be added to a waitlist, email

WEEK THREE (ADVANCED): August 12th-16th
 Ages 11-15. This session is for youth who have attended Grand Cinema Film Camp in the past or who have prior filmmaking experience. If you have any questions about whether this camp is for you, email $325/$300 for members. Scholarships are available. AT THE GRAND CINEMA.

Member discount:
Parents/guardians - use the coupon code Member24 at checkout. We will verify membership status of the adult registering. If you are unsure if you are a current member, please give us a call at 253-572-6062 or email and we can assist!
This is an in-person camp at the Grand Cinema - 606 Fawcett Ave. Tacoma 
Tacoma Film Camp guides students through the creative process of filmmaking from idea, to scriptwriting, to film production over the course of one week.


Drop-off is at 9 AM; pick-up at 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
Doors open at 8:50 AM and there will not be an opportunity for early drop off.
  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: Daily lessons, activities, challenges exploring technical, creative and imaginative aspects of telling stories through film. Work through the many stages of filmmaking from pre to post-production, turning an idea created Monday or Tuesday into a completed, original short film.
  • FRIDAY: Complete post-production and share completed work with friends and family at a premiere screening! Family and friends invited to arrive at 2:45pm for a 3:00pm start.

Questions or would like to request a scholarship spot?? Please contact Director of Education

Paul Richter at

Thank you to OUR SPONSORS

Would your organization or business like to sponsor film camp, including scholarships? Please reach out to Rachel Marecle, Director of Community Development, at Email Rachel.
This program is supported, in part, by a grant from TACOMA CREATES. Tacoma Creates is a voter-approved initiative to increase access to arts, culture, heritage, and science experiences throughout Tacoma by reducing barriers to access and expanding offerings, particularly for underserved youth.
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