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Youth Summer Programs

MOvies Video FIlmmaking Media Creative Social Justice Impact Documentary Hands on Learning Technical Collaboration Youth HIgh School Teen Summer Camp Class Course Intensive Fun

Make a movie this summer!

We'll give you everything you need to create your own video and tell a story – even if you've never picked up a camera before. You'll learn the ins and outs of production in a small group of future filmmakers like you. Your class will be led by incredible instructors and teaching artists who have taught professionals at Pixar, San Francisco Chronicle, 826 Valencia and hundreds more companies who trust BAVC to support people of all generations. We provide equipment, snacks, and local transportation - no need to bring anything but your imagination! After two weeks you'll walk away with your own movie to share.

Please read all details below before you register...

Youth Media Making Summer Intensive

Date: June 8th - June 26th

Class Meeting Days: Monday - Thursday

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Location: Bay Area Video Coalition - 2727 Mariposa Street, Ste 200, San Francisco, CA 94110

Cost: $1000 [Please see below for scholarship opportunities*]

Eligibility: All participants must be between 14-18 years old and complete an online application.

Capacity: 12 students per class (2 classes maximum)

Deadline to Apply: June 1st at 5pm

BAVC’s Youth Media Making Summer Intensive is a three-week program for young people between the ages of 14-18, from San Francisco and across the Bay Area. Much of the educational content will mirror what we offer during the academic school year through BAVC’s Next Gen after-school program.

Participants will develop skills in video and audio production in a hands-on collaborative environment, apply those skills as they write, shoot, and edit a short documentary tied to the theme of water, and then develop a social impact plan for their completed film. The Intensive will conclude with an event open to all participants, their families, and special guests to screen and discuss the films.

Once you register for a spot in the summer program you are required to fill out a supplementary form which will be sent via email once payment has been processed.

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*Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need.

If you believe you qualify, please fill out this application. Upon review, we will let you know how much financial support you qualify for.

Apply for a scholarship here!


BAVC Teen FIlmmaking Summer Camp San Francisco


The Mix Teen Center at the San Francisco Public Library

The Mix at SFPL

The Mix, the teen center at SFPL, offers a wide variety of free classes, events, and programs for youth under the age of 18 years old. Learn more here