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Fresh Films Weekly Filmmaking Program

Apply by October 19 to learn the basics of film production as you film a movie scene!

Teens ages 13-19, apply for our program to:
  • build filmmaking & storytelling skills
  • add to your portfolio with new projects every 4-6 weeks
  • learn about careers in the industry
  • build your professional network & resume

All levels of experience are welcome and no special equipment is required. For our in-person programs, you’ll have access to professional filming equipment. If you’re tuning in virtually, we’ll teach you to produce great work using smartphones or tablets!

These projects will prepare you for future job & education opportunities in media (and as a bonus, we bet the skills you learn will help you make better social media posts too!) Careers you’ll learn more about: videographer, editor, producer, screenwriter, digital storyteller, YouTuber, and many more!

What’s the commitment?
You’ll meet with the pros from Fresh Films and your fellow filmmakers once each week on Thursdays from 4-6:30pm ET, CT, or PST to learn new skills and create short film projects.

 
Project Calendar
Each project below is designed to build your skills in pre-production (planning for a film)technical production (lights, camera, audio) and editing. At the close of the program, you will have a portfolio of 6 short film pieces.
  • October 28- November 18: Film a Movie Scene
    Learn how to build a film scene by taking one apart and putting it back together, adding your own creative twist!
  • November 18-December 16: Edit a Movie Trailer
    Learn how film trailers are used and focus on building your editing skills while getting creative on your own film trailer.
  • January 6-February 3: Create a Music Video
    Work with real recording artists to create videos for their music. Learn about working with a client and telling stories without using dialogue.
  • February 3-March 10: Unscripted Production
    Ever wondered how YouTube series are created? Learn in this project as you create your own unscripted short episode.
  • March 10-April 21: Social Justice Short Doc
    Highlight the issues that you care about as you learn about documentary production.
  • April 21-May 26: Narrative Short Film
    Bring your story to life, creating your own scripted short film. Get super creative in this capstone project.
  • June 2 – End of year premiere celebration!
    Short films premiere and we celebrate your accomplishments with a look at some of the year’s highlights!
 
 

Tune in from anywhere virtually, or join us at one of our live in-person program locations:

Atlanta, GA | BEST Academy + Drew Charter School 
Bellevue, WA | Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue
Boston, MA Metro | Charlestown High School + Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester & Boys + Girls Clubs of Fitchburg and Leominster
Chicago, IL | David Speer Academy + Morgan Park High School
Detroit, MI | Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Los Angeles, CA Metro | Boys & Girls Clubs of West San Gabriel Valley + Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Bresee Foundation + Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor + Warren High School
Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN | Best Buy Teen Tech Centers @ Brian Coyle Neighborhood Center + CLUES St. Paul
Phoenix, AZ | Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Jerry Colangelo Branch – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
Pittsburgh, PA | Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Phase 4 Learning Center
Quad Cities Metro | Davneport Central High School, FF Offices @ Augustana College (Rock Island)

And Virtual!
(Central, Eastern, and Pacific Time Zones)

 

PS: Consider our Pathways Opportunity

In January 2022, Weekly participants who are serious about building a personal career path into the film or entertainment industries have the opportunity can apply to our Pathways program.

This includes continuing with weekly filmmaking and adding in some career skills trainings and industry explorations to prepare you for a summer on-set apprenticeship or paid media internship. This is an amazing skill and resume-building experience. Participants must complete 3 Weekly Filmmaking projects to be eligible for summer opportunities.