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Young Filmmakers Bootcamp: Grades 9-12

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

Under 18s

Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm 10 Days

Talk to our Admissions team

1300 065 281

This intensive Summer School course, runs over a two week period (10 days), is designed for young people in grades 9 – 12 who are passionate about filmmaking and want to extend their knowledge and skills in a creatively stimulating environment.


With the guidance of industry professionals at every stage, students will try their hand at a variety of different roles – they’ll learn how to write scenes, direct sequences, understand camera and lighting and work collaboratively on creating a short film, which will be screened on the last day of the course..

This course covers:

* Scriptwriting,

* Art Direction & Set Design,

* Performance for the screen and directing actors,

* Cinematography,

* Lighting,

* Sound Effects,

* Directing,

* Editing (Using Adobe Premiere Pro),

* Producing – what do they actually do?

They will hear from professionals in each craft area of the filmmaking process about what their roles involve and how they progressed their careers in the Australian industry. At the end of the course students family and friends will be invited to attend a screening of the group’s films in the AFTRS theatre.


“Staff were warm, friendly and did their jobs to the T. Extensive equipment to use, and use we did. All in all, fully accessible and used to potential.”

“The course was great. I got quite a good insight into what makes a film.”

“A really excellent course. It was great having the industry professionals for the seminars. Gareth was a good lecturer.”

“Everything was brilliant. I got a full understanding of what the filmmaking experience was like. I hope to do more.”


This course is suitable for students who have attended our course The Real Filmmaking Workshop, or have a basic understanding of the filmmaking process.

Have any questions? Please get in touch: open@aftrs.edu.au or 1300 065 281

Young Filmmakers Bootcamp: Grades 9-12 Offerings


14 Jan 2019 to 25 Jan 2019
Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm 10 Days

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** A signed consent form is required for all students under 18, otherwise they cannot participate in the course.

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If a attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

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