Monday, April 16, 2012

Facets Film Camp #Cool Camps for Chi IL Kids

Facets Kids Film Camp Teaches About Movies
from Behind the Scenes

Facets Kids Film Camp, presented by Facets Children’s Programs, is a summer program that introduces kids ages 7-14 to the techniques, language, and process of filmmaking. Professional filmmakers and respected critics provide expert instruction in what it takes to understand, create, and review a film. For over 10 years, Facets Kids Film Camp has given children who love movies a chance to understand filmmaking from behind the scenes. Instruction covers topics such as camera angles, lighting, sound recording, acting, and screenwriting, while providing dozens of hands-on activities, including writing reviews and making a movie.
Friends and family are invited to a special graduation ceremony featuring the world premiere of the participants’ completed movies at the end of the program.

Facets Kids Film Camp is broken into three summer sessions. Session 1 includes two weeks of half-day sessions from June 18-29, with kids ages 11-14 meeting in the morning and kids ages 7-10 meeting in the afternoon. Session 2 is a week of full-day sessions for ages 11-14 from July 9-13. Session 3 is a week of full-day sessions for ages 7-10 from July 16-20. Lunch is included for both full-day sessions.

Graduates of Facets Kids Film Camp are eligible for participation in other prestigious film programs at Facets, including the Children’s Jury for the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival – where jurors view, critique, and award prizes for the 2012 Festival – and the Facets Film Ambassador program, which sends kids as delegates to international film festivals in Italy, Korea, India, and Canada.

Facets Kids Film Camp will be held at Facets Multi-Media, 1517 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Registration fee ranges from $350 to $450 based on session. To register, call 773-281-9075 ext. 3011, or email

Founded in 1975, Facets Multi-Media is a Chicago-based non-profit media arts organization dedicated to making film accessible to all through cinema education, distribution, presentation, and preservation, with an emphasis on the best in classic, world, and independent cinema. Facets Children’s Programs presents the annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, which is the largest festival of children’s films in North America, along with various year-round film programs.

For further information call 773-281-9075 or visit

Facets Multi-Media | 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. | Chicago, IL 60614 | Facets Multi-Media, founded in 1975, is a non-profit, 501(C)3 organization, and a leading national media arts organization.

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