New Film Camp Gives Kids the Tools to Tell Their Stories


By the minneapolis egotist / /

Looking for a unique summer camp for your creatively inclined kids? Look no further. MPLS Film Academy offers week-long sessions that teach kids about all aspects of film. From story development to acting to production, campers will dive into the craft and come out with a finished short film at the end of each week that they can screen with friends and family.

Unlike other film schools, MPLS Film Academy believes students already have all the technology they need to tell a great story – access to a smart phone or tablet. There is no need for expensive cameras or fancy software. The only essential ingredients are storytelling fundamentals, basic filmmaking chops, and an imagination.

MPLS Film Academy was founded by writer/director Rob Perez and is designed to make filmmaking more accessible to children. “Campers learn how to shoot on an iPad and edit in iMovie, making great content easy to produce with the tools you already have,” said Rob Perez.

“Each camper plays a role in the production. Some are more comfortable behind the camera and some in front. Whether campers are acting or editing, they are all able to hone their unique skill set in a collaborative environment.”

Sessions run June through August and are available to two different age groups (10-14 and 14-17). The camp is held at the new Brookview Community Center in Golden Valley, MN. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. To learn more or visit


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