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Short Cuts

Starts July 29

Ages 10-13. M-F, July 29-August 2, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm

The perfect camp for the future filmmaker! Students will create two short films over the course of the week. You’ll be introduced to the filmmaking process through an introductory artist’s statement film, then add further production value in creating video poem shorts. You’ll learn how to develop and storyboard a film idea, direct and shoot a production with professional gear, and edit with Adobe Premiere Pro CC on iMacs. No previous experience necessary.

Tuition: $265

Abby Stewart, a Twin Cities-based screenwriter, director, and educator, brings a vibrant passion and steadfast commitment to her diverse creative pursuits. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison, Stewart channels her enthusiasm for storytelling into roles spanning management, media production, teaching, and youth mentorship. Notably, she played a pivotal role as an instructor in the inaugural year of Studio Thirteen Future Filmmakers Lab, making a significant contribution to the youth filmmaking landscape in the Upper Midwest. Alongside her creative endeavors, Abby has actively supported important DEI filmmaking initiatives, including MN Latinidad Through Film and the upcoming McKnight Media Arts Fellowship BIPOC Panel. With roots in box office and venue management at the Wisconsin Film Festival and beginnings at Excel Studios, an independent brand experience agency, Stewart’s journey exemplifies her dedication to shaping the future of filmmaking with creativity and purpose.

Camp Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 7 days prior to the start date of a camp, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid by cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another camp if scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration at least 7 days prior to the first camp session, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the first camp session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of a camp start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed camp sessions.
  • The FILMNORTH CAMP PARENT/GUARDIAN RELEASE FORM and FILMNORTH CAMP APPEARANCE RELEASE FORM must be completed and submitted prior to the start of the first camp session. A new set of forms must be completed for each camp. Please print, complete and return the two PDF forms below by: 1) emailing them to the Director of Engagement and Advancement; or 2) mailing them via regular postal delivery to Youth Camps, c/o FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street #120, Saint Paul, MN 55114. Otherwise, please bring completed forms to the first camp session. Students are not permitted to attend camps without signed forms.






July 29 @ 1:00 pm
August 2 @ 4:30 pm
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Ages 10-13. M-F, July 29-August 2, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm