Film School



The Underground Film School is an experience, not simply a place, class or workshop.  It is the beginning of the journey for the new generation of storytellers in high school and middle school to be educated, empowered and launched. Students will get access unlike anywhere else to instructors, productions, and the movie industry. Learn tips and tricks to take your movies to the next level!

Below are the various film classes, experiences, and workshops the Underground Film School is offering this Winter with much more to come in the Spring. We will be looking at constantly evolving the programs so keep an eye out for new offerings all the time, or let us know what you’re looking if you can’t find it here yet.



Film 101 (Sprint Course)

Film 101 is The Underground’s foundational film course.  Students will receive a great introductory hands-on experience with the filmmaking process.

The program includes large group teaching, small group instruction with amazing teachers, industry professional workshops, film screenings and production team time where students make a short film from start to finish.

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Saturday Film Workshops

These weekend workshops provide a full day of working with film industry professionals to learns the tricks of the trade to take your films to the next level. We are currently booking the next professionals and are taking reservations for the “waiting list”.

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Summer Film Camps

The Summer Camps are experiences designed for teens in grades 6-12.  Most Film Camps are week-long programs that include large group teaching, small group instruction with amazing teachers, industry professional workshops, film screenings and a short film production team times where they make a short film from start to finish. These camps specialize in working with students getting started in filmmaking with an emphasis on instructors working very closely with students. The instructors work side-by-side with students through the entire production process.

We offer various Summer Camps based on the experience the student has with filmmaking. Our camps are an ever-evolving program so we often add new options based on student interests and overall observations of the overall program’s progress. Currently, we offer camps for Middle School and High School students as well as an Advanced Camp for High Schoolers.  


High School & Middle School Camps are for students who are exploring an interest in film but may not have extensive exposure or training. Students learn the basics of the production process including story structure, screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing as well as understanding creative collaboration and the dynamics of the different roles on productions. Students will create a short film to be screened for friends and family at the conclusion of the camp week.

Advanced Festival Film Camp is for students a who are looking to make a film to be submitted to large film festivals and want to add to their film reel. Students need to know the basics of how to use a camera, understand the basics of a set, know how to edit on Premiere or Final Cut X, and are ready to take on a larger production under tight deadlines. This is an intense hands-on experience where excellence and craftsmanship are at the forefront as you work on-set with professional film industry advisors. 


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3rd Annual Teen Film Challenge

Invite your friends, schoolmates, family, neighbors, and anyone else to join together for 3 days to make a short film with the chance of winning over $5,000 in cash prizes. It’s an amazing, memorable, exhausting, thrilling weekend! 

DATES: August 3- 6, 2017


COST: Free

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