This summer the NFB Mediatheque is putting on a bunch of cool film camps and workshops for kids and teens. Wow, do I wish they’d had this stuff around when I was in the right age bracket. When I was a kid, all we did at summer camp was appreciate the outdoors!
For those aged 14 and above, there’s the NFB Reel Institute, a camp that offers a whole week of advanced level animation classes. You and your team will get to make your own short animated film by the end of it. It runs from August 15 to 19 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Registration is $350.
For the younger crowd, there are three week-long Mystery Movie-Making Summer Camps where your kids can try out various techniques to make their own mystery movie. The NFB offers the following (registration is $300):
- July 11 to 15: The Secret of the Lake (ages 8″“10)
- July 25 to 29: The Disappearing Diamond (in French; ages 8″“13)
- August 8 to 12: The Missing Key (ages 11″“13)
If a whole week is too much, the NFB is also putting on Summer Saturdays: Mediatheque Mysteries. Every Saturday in July and August, they’re holding mystery-themed workshops and screenings for the entire family.
You do need to register for any of the above camps and workshops – act fast to reserve your space. Please contact Merrill Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-973-7114. For all the details, please see the NFB Mediatheque website.
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