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Girl with camera by pool; Filmmaking summer camp Academy of Cinematic Arts

Lights, Camera, Action!  Learn how to direct, work with actors, film, edit, and produce a short film while working with both college interns and a local producer. 

4 teens smiling and laughing outside; Acting summer camp Academy of Cinematic Arts

Ready for your close up? Star in a student film while learning technical terms and techniques from professional actors to create realistic and powerful performances.


Girl writing something; Screenwriting summer camp Academy of Cinematic Arts

What's your story? Everyone has one and in our screenwriting camps, you'll get the chance to tell yours! Learn the skills and techniques required to bring it to life!

Filmmaking Camp
Acting Camp
Screenwriting Camp
"I don't really have accessible film programs at my school, so I turned to the ACA and they're there to point me in the right direction. They've always been there to push me further in my filmmaking skills, and for that I'm very grateful."

— Hayden Melvin

Camera viewfinder of actors; Programs Academy of Cinematic Arts

From after school programs to summer camps, ACA has it all.  The goal is to provide a positive space, by helping influence filmmakers to create life-giving films. It’s a great place for students of all ages to strengthen a hobby or build skills as a future media maker.

2 girls smiling in dresses; Golden Lion Awards Student Film Festival

A Cincinnati based film festival for all middle school & high school student filmmakers across the midwest and surrounding area (500 miles from Cincinnati) to compete and showcase their work. The festival offers over 14 categories from best picture to music videos.

Teen boy filming in the woods; Teen Film Challenge

A 72-hour filmmaking competition exclusively for teenagers! The competition enables teens to showcase their filmmaking talents, empowering them to collaborate in small groups and combine talents to produce a film in three days. All creativity, production, and post-production take place during the 72 hours, including scriptwriting, film shooting, editing, and sound design.

3 boy smiling; Golden Gala Academy of Cinematic Arts
Golden Gala

Each spring we host a night to celebrate grade school, middle school, and high students’ achievements in the cinematic arts. The evening includes a cocktail reception, formal dinner, live auction, silent auction, and wine pull.

"My experience with the ACA has been Incredible. I was able to
learn so much about filmmaking in such a short period of time! It was
a great foundation in setting myself up for the industry!"

— Amar Bedi


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