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Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

2 high school students smiling behind a camera; Film Camp

Filmmaking Camp

Lights, camera, action! Learn the ins and outs of a film set as you and a team of your fellow filmmakers spend a week creating your own short film. Guided by professionals in the field, learn to set up shots, work with actors, and edit with professional software.

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Acting Camp

Ready for your close-up? Spend a week learning acting techniques, audition reel tips, and how to work on a film set. Team up with the filmmaking camp and star in a short film to share with family, friends, or even a talent manager!

2 girls sitting with a clipboard smiling; Screenwriting Camp

Screenwriting Camp

Have a story to tell? Join us for a week of creativity and brainstorming. Write your own script and watch the filmmaking and acting camps bring it to life. Learn to give a story pitch, create characters, and build new worlds.

"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



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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. Submissions for 2024 are now open! Submit your film today!



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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.

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Golden Gala

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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.

Girl with a clapper board in front of a camera; Teen Film Challenge


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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


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