Extra Workshops and Features : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Extra Workshops and Features

19-20 Edu Extras


Are you a future director, actor, screenwriter or editor? The Five Day Film Festival is an opportunity for students of all levels to practice the art of filmmaking.

The rules are simple:

  • Grab a sibling, close friend or neighbor and sign-up as a team! If partners are not in the same household, the household registering the students will be responsible for payment for both students.
  • Genre Selection: The first day of camp teams will participate in an online drawing where your films genre such as: Comedy, Action, or Western and Sub-Genre like: Fantasy, Thriller or Musical are selected at random.
  • What is your team's goal? To make a short film using the styles selected in just one week!

The Five Day Film Festival will test you and your partner's ability to work together, create, and make a 3-minute movie. The sense of accomplishment is tremendous and you will be celebrated as we debut YOUR FILM- first with the online community and then on The Kalamazoo Civic Mainstage!! (Future Date TBD)

Dates: August 10 - 14 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Requirements:Ages 9-14
Class Fee: $50 per team
Student Maximum: 12 students
Teaching Artist: Tony Humrichouser

Screen Time: 2 hours daily. Teams will begin each day with instruction from teaching artists and discussion about parameters, ideas and then challenges as the week continues. Remainder of the class is spent hands-on creating your film with your teammate while our teachers remain online to give advice, answer questions, and provide guidance live!

Special Requirements: Students must register with a partner in advance, as we will not be matching students with partners. Parental check-ins and supervision are required.

Technical Requirements: All team members must have access and use of video recording devices and laptops with their preferred version of editing software.

*Sensitivity Guidelines for Film Submissions: Instructors will work with students to ensure content and perspective is presented in an inclusive and respectful manner. Any film content or subject matter that is not in alignment with this statement may be edited or not publicly presented.

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