The Academy of Cinematic Arts is a Christian, arts/education nonprofit for youth ages 8-19 who love to make and watch films! We are 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.
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.