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SUMMER FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS

Young Filmmakers Academy Summer Workshops are a multi-faceted filmmaking experience in which students from all walks of life come together to write, shoot and edit a real film from start to finish with the help of award-winning industry professionals and mentors.  The camp culminates in a Red Carpet Premiere of their film where their movie will be seen by a packed house of filmmakers, media, fans, friends and family.

EIGHT WEEK FILM SCHOOL

YFA's 8 week program is designed to give your child a crash course in how to create professional movies from start to finish. From screenwriting to lighting and sound, to camera work to editing, Our award-winning instructors will guide your child through the creative process and onto a journey of artistic expression using the cinematic arts. Classes are held week nights during the school year.

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL

The Cleveland International Kid's Film Fest (CIKFF) is a worldwide celebration of films created for kids by kids. With celebrated judges of both the adult and kid varieties, this film festival is truly unique. Prizes awarded to the best films include professional cameras, software and other goodies designed to help our future superstars achieve their filmmaking goals

INSTA-REEL: GET AN ACTING REEL INSTANTLY

Ever seen a casting notice that you just know your child would be perfect for? But there's just one problem. They have not had any significant speaking roles on film to send to the casting director. With LYFA's InstaReel service your child will have a professional looking scene that showcases their talent and skill as an actor, professionally produced and directed by award winning filmmakers who have worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

SECOND SATURDAYS FREE SINGLE DAY WORKSHOPS

YFA is excited to offer free film workshops the second Saturday of every month for area students. Taught by film industry experts these workshops cover topics from Special Effects to Stunts to Editing to Auditioning and more...

DIVERSITY IN FILM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The film industry has long been a place where diversity and inclusion can be improved and our organization would like to help lead the way. Young Filmmakers Academy is proud to announce the Diversity in Film Scholarship Program for the Summer Workshop Programs.

LIVE FROM LAKEWOOD: SKETCH COMEDY WRITING

This course covers different sketch formats, working in a writers room, pitching your ideas confidently, revising a final script. Students will learn "what makes something funny?"​ This class is for kids and teens ages 12-17 who love to make people smile. The 5 week class includes 4 weeks of writing and rehearsal and culminates in a live performance of the class work.​