Visual Arts – Action! Filmmaking

Program provided in partnership with The Cinematheque

Want to be a filmmaker? Whether you're a newbie or a pro, Action! is the filmmaking camp that takes you from idea to finished film. This camp empowers youth to create short films over five days, defining the content, style, and tone of their own films, while facilitators provide technical assistance and artistic mentorship.


To minimize equipment sharing in accordance with COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines, participants will each make their own film project using a smartphone.


Prerequisite: All participants must have given photo/video consent in order to participate in this camp.

Required Equipment: Campers may bring a smartphone with a working camera from home, or borrow one from The Cinematheque.

This camp is presented in collaboration with The Cinematheque, a charitable cultural organization that has offered film and media education programs for over 20 years. From engaging digital literacy workshops, to unique filmmaking programs, The Cinematheque aims to foster a passion for the art of film, as well as a critical understanding of the visual media in the world around us.

Consent Form: The Cinematheque Consent
Please email a completed copy to ubc.camps@ubc.ca or bring a hard copy on the first day of camp.

Available Sessions

Code Course Age Date Course Day(s) Time Location Fee  
00012618 Action! Filmmaking 11-13 yrs Jul 5-Jul 9 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM The Cambrian Hall - 215 E 17th Ave $450.00 Waitlist
00012619 Action! Filmmaking 11-13 yrs Jul 19-Jul 23 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM The Cambrian Hall - 215 E 17th Ave $450.00 Waitlist