Filmmaking Workshop For Middle School

Summer 2021 registration now open!



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Aspiring young producers and actors (rising Grades 6–8) are invited to dive into the creative and exciting world of filmmaking. Film pre-production, production, and post-production will be covered in this two-week program. Students will learn skills in directing, videography, location sound, and editing with professional software. Students will collaborate in instructor–supervised groups to plan, shoot, and edit short fictional films. Final projects will be premiered on the last day!


Ages:  11 – 14 (rising grades 6-8)
Dates:  July 5 – 16, 2021 (two weeks)
Times:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm (M-F)
Tuition:  $870
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building
*After Care not available for Summer 2021



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Lucy GebreEgziabher, Film workshops
Instructor: Lucy Gebre-Egziabher
Mason Film and Video Studies Professor
Read about Ms. Gebre-Egziabher

Lucy Gebre-Egziabher is an award-winning, independent filmmaker and a Fulbright Scholar who lives in Falls Church, VA. She earned an MFA degree in Film from Howard University and a BS degree in Communications & International Relations from Wilson College. Ms. Gebre-Egziabher produced & directed narrative films as well as organizational videos under Teret Productions, a production company she founded in 1999. Along with teaching at Mason, she is an Assistant Professor at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Alexandria Campus, in the Communication Studies & Theatre Department; she teaches Screenwriting, Film Directing as well as classes in Film History, Theory & Criticism. Ms. Gebre-Egziabher is currently co-writing a script for a feature film project that she will direct in Virginia.

Director: Ben Steger
Mason Film & Video Studies Professor




“My son was working with the other students on his team and learning the importance of working in a team environment.” – Filmmaking Summer Workshop 2019 Parent

“The camp taught the filmmaking process and editing experience. As a parent, I am also glad the camp discussed the business part of filmmaking.” – Filmmaking Summer Workshop 2019 Parent

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“You really helped me discover how much I love film more than I thought I would.” – Filmmaking Summer Workshop 2018 Participant

“My favorite part was the filming process and editing.” – Filmmaking Summer Workshop 2017 Participant

“Everyone learning theory and software was my favorite part.” – Filmmaking Summer Workshop 2017 Participant



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