Summer Film Camps

In one-week sessions, campers in grades 3-12 learn how to take a film from idea to completion. Along the way they work on screenplay writing, set design, costuming, make-up, acting, cinematography, sound recording, producing, and directing. Camp themes for 2015 include Music Video Camp, Stop Motion Animation Camp and Comedy Camp.

Camp registration fee: $185 ($150, RFC members)
To register, download the form and return it to the RFC box office with camp fee or call 318.459.4122.

Music Video Camp, June 22-26 (SOLD OUT)
Grades 3-8
Learn to direct and perform for music videos.
1-5 p.m. daily at Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas Street in Shreveport

Stop Motion Animation Camp, July 6-10 (SOLD OUT)
Grades 6-12
With our friends from Bricks 4 Kidz, we’ll bring Legos to life through the magic of movies.
9 a.m. to noon daily at Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas Street in Shreveport 

Comedy Camp, July 27-31 (SOLD OUT)
Grades 6-12
Use your comedic chops to write and star in a short comedy film.
1-5 p.m. daily at Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Boulevard in Bossier City

Click to download the Summer Film Camp Scholarship Application. 

Teen Film Council

Our council meets weekly during the school year and is made up of 20 high school students. The goals of this group are to study filmmaking, program a film series for Shreveport-Bossier teens, attend arts events together, and produce their own short documentaries centered around the theme “Why does art matter?”

The 2014-15 Teen Film Council members are Alden Anderson, Claire Brabham, Mackenzie Brown, Alayna Cannon, Gillian English, Destiny Goodman, Jonathan Harvey, Madeleine Hollis, Mason Hooper, Chlese Jiles, Hannah Jones, Pedro Martinez, Christine Mays, Jessica McCarty, Morgan Pitner, Liam Rivers-Kidd, Cleo Singleton, Dalton Smiley, Arin Soileau, Deborah Stackhaus, Adam Steorts and Sierra Weathers.

Sponsored by the Ballengee Foundation, the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and Best Buy Foundation.

Field Trips

Multimedia talks ($5 per student): An RFC staff member presents a multimedia talk on an era, genre or theme of film history. Each talk is tailored to make connections between popular culture and film, history and film, Broadway and film, and even literature and film. The talk lasts 60 to 90 minutes. Talks include “The Movie Musical,” “Film Pioneers: Innovations of Sound and Color in Early Cinema,” and “Fairy Tales on Film.”

The Novel Experience ($10 per student): During this 90-minute interactive video-making workshop, students adapt a novel’s chapter into a short film. Led by an RFC staff member, students compare and contrast literary and cinematic terms, study how a narrative or dramatic story gets adapted into a one-page screenplay, collaboratively produce a short film and review the final edited short film. Click here for a list of “The Novel Experience” titles. 

Buffet lunch may be added to the field trip for $9 a person.