ACA Summer Camps
WHO WE ARE
The Academy of Cinematic Arts is a faith-based, arts/education nonprofit that is committed to helping students discover their stories through digital storytelling, film, and media, providing youth with educational programs, social experiences, competition, award recognition, and a sense of community.
We know that stories change lives and people stretch, grow, feel, change, inspire, and innovate because of stories. We become our best selves, witness our worst, and truly live our lives through stories. When the next generation tells stories well, they become empowered and elevate their communities in ways we can only begin to imagine.
"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
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 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.
"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