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Tacoma Film Camp Collage

In Film Camp, students work in film crews of 5, supported by a filmmaker mentor and production assistant. 

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.

FILM CAMP 2022


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Member discount: 
Parents/guardians - use the coupon code Member22 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 info@grandcinema.com and we can assist!


WEEK ONE: June 27 - July 1. Ages 11-15. $325/$300 for members. Scholarships are available. AT THE GRAND CINEMA.

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

WEEK THREE (ADVANCED):  July 25 - 29. 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 Paul@GrandCinema.com  $325/$300 for members. Scholarships are available. AT THE GRAND CINEMA.

WEEK FOUR: August 8 - 12. Ages 11-15. $325/$300 for members. Scholarships are available. AT PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY CENTER.

This is an in-person camp and be sure to double check the location, as we will be hosting at two different locations this year! 
Tacoma Film Camp guides students through the creative process of filmmaking from idea, to scriptwriting, to film production over the course of one week.  

WEEKLY FILM CAMP SCHEDULE

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: 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, for youth camp only, share completed work with friends and family at a special screening including filmmaker Q&As and awards.

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

Paul Richter at paul@grandcinema.com



A NOTE ON COVID-19 PROCEDURES

We may or may not require masks, depending on what local and national health recommendations are at the time camp is occurring.

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 rachel@grandcinema.com. Email Rachel.

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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. 










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; 
  • Film in Tacoma, a professional learning and networking program for filmmakers; 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. 

EDUCATION OUTREACH GOALS 

  • 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.

STAY IN THE KNOW

Interested in learning about Tacoma Film Camp and other opportunities? Sign up for email updates here.

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