Filmmaking Camp | Webster University

Filmmaking Camp

2 game design students with assistant

Due to ongoing concerns related to the Coronavirus, this summer camp has been canceled.

More people are watching and making movies now than ever before. Have you ever wanted to get behind the scenes and find out how they do it? Not just read about it, not just hear about it, but actually do it?

Dates & Times

Due to ongoing concerns related to the Coronavirus, this camp has been canceled.


The camp is held at Webster University's main campus in the Sverdrup Building, 8300 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves, MO 63119


If you are between the ages of 14 and 18 at the time of registration and enrolled in a high school or secondary-level homeschool program with an interest in filmmaking, then this camp is for you! No prior experience is necessary.


The cost for the filmmaking camp is $350 per camper, which can be paid in full or over two installments of $175. Register early to ensure your enrollment. If registering for multiple camps, each must be paid, and registration is confirmed only after  full payment is received.

Refund, Cancellation, and Attendance Policies

  • $50 of the cost of registration will be nonrefundable for cancellations after May 8, 2020.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations within seven days of the start of camp.
  • Students must commit to attend the full length of the camp.
  • The School of Communications reserves the right to cancel a camp with insufficient enrollment or for unforeseen circumstances. If a camp is cancelled, registered students or their parents will be notified using the contact information provided and any money paid will be refunded.
  • At this time we are planning to hold summer camps as scheduled. Should the Coronavirus situation require postponing or cancellation, we will communicate that information as soon as possible.

Summer Housing

University resident housing may be available for campers outside the metro area and their legal guardian. For information on amenities, rates, and housing options, please contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life about summer camps housing. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian to use summer housing.

Photos and Video from Previous Filmmaking Camps

Watch the first film created by 2019 Webster University summer filmmakers. The winning screenplay, "Hiding," was written and submitted by Ashleigh Dowling of Ringword North, Victoria, Australia.

Watch the second film created by 2019 Webster University summer filmmakers. The screenplay that received honorable mention,  " The Demystification of Love," was written and submitted by Emily Cho of Wilmette, Illinois.

See the film created from winning 2017 High School Screenplay Writing Contest above. The screenplay, "The Audition," was written by Andrew Kim.

See photos from 2018 Filmmaking Summer Camp

See photos from 2017 Filmmaking Summer Camp

See photos from 2016 Filmmaking Summer Camp

See photos from 2015 Filmmaking Summer Camp.

Additional Information

Please contact Martha Davis-Goldstein at or at 314-246-7735 if you have questions.