Filmmaking Camp | Webster University

Filmmaking Camp

Film Camp

Create a Short Film
Monday, June 15- Friday, June 19, 2020

Webster University School of Communications' Filmmaking Summer Camp offers  high school filmmakers a dynamic, engaging environment that contains a combination of exercises designed to build a unique foundation for storytelling. Over the course of the week, campers will work collaboratively toward creating a completed program based on a pre-selected script.

Each camper is exposed to production industry techniques through instruction designed to build a motion picture from creative to presentation during the week.Participants develop an understanding of production jobs as they are defined through departmental tasks and exercises that build the story. Campers will learn the filmmaking process through participating in each facet of production including:

  • Script breakdown
  • Location scouting
  • Storyboarding
  • Equipment training and operation
  • Crewing a production 
  • Post production editing




Dates & Times

The camp is one week long, running from Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day on the Webster Groves Campus of Webster University, St. Louis, Mo. 63119.

If there is enough demand, we have the ability to open a second section of Filmmaking Camp. It would be scheduled on the same dates and at the same times as the first Filmmaking Camp.


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 program is for you. No prior experience is necessary.

Preference will be given to students who register and pay in full by Friday, May 12, 2020.


The cost will be $350 per student. Payment in full or the option to pay in two installments of $175 will be available to reserve your spot for this camp. If registering for multiple camps, a payment for each camp will be required to reserve your spot.


Enrollment for each camp is limited to 15, so you'll have the best possible experience. We encourage you to register early to secure your place. In the past, we have offered two sections of this very popular camp.

Summer Housing

To provide affordable housing for students and their families who travel to attend our summer camps, university residence halls and apartments may be available. For information on amenities, rates, and housing options, please contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life & Webster Village Apartments about summer camps housing.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to use summer housing on campus.

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.

Camp Registration and Payment Details

Additional Information

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