Summer @ Austin Public

For more than two decades, the Austin Film Society has served as the hub of Austin’s vibrant film community. Summer @ Austin Public offers a unique opportunity for youth to work with local filmmakers and experience the magic of filmmaking at our facility @ Austin Public. Whether it’s developing a script idea, producing an animation project, or learning how to produce a TV show, AFS programs provide a fun, nurturing space for exploration and collaboration.


Students learn about film, television, and animation techniques to create their own projects.


Camps are 9:00AM-5:00PM, Monday through Friday at Austin Public (1143 Northwestern Ave.)

**With the exception of Austin Public Young Producers Workshop which is 1:00-6:00PM and held for two weeks.


· Camp t-shirt and USB of all projects
· Screening for families at the end of each camp sponsored by H-E-B.


Camps are designed for both beginners and more experienced students. All equipment provided.




$295 for AFS MAKE-level and above members
$345 for General Admission

Refunds are available for participants cancelling up until two (2) weeks prior to the start of the specified camp minus a $20 administrative fee. Participants cancelling less than two weeks prior will not be able to receive a refund.


Weeks of July 29-August 2 and August 5-9

$175 for AFS MAKE-level and above members
$200 for General Admission


Scholarships are available to those who qualify. More info to come.


For registered camp attendees, please download and submit CAMPER RELEASE


Animation Creation : Session 1

CAMP DATES: JUNE 3 – 7, 2019
AGES: 9-11

Immerse yourself in the world of animation through activities that explore basic history, theory and practice of the art. Hands-on projects will cover the fundamentals of animation, utilizing such techniques as flip-books, drawing/scratching on film, paper cutouts and claymation.


Express Yourself - Girls Camp

CAMP DATES: JUNE 10 – 14, 2019

AGES: 12-15

This camp is an open space for girls to explore and express themselves through film, television, and other media while creating their own video production. Campers will learn how media affects the world around them and how they can speak their mind and shape the conversation.

Mystery / Spy

CAMP DATES: JUNE 17-21, 2019

AGES: 12-15

Campers will be immersed in the excitement of the secret agent, mystery and caper film genre. They will learn plot elements such as the use of a soundtrack, camera angles, surprising plot twists with a combination of escapism and technological thrills to create projects that place heroes against villains.


Documentary Workshop

WORKSHOP DATES: JUNE 24 – 28, 2019

AGES: 14 -17

In this week long workshop, participants will learn how to direct and produce documentaries. This workshop explores the power of film as a platform to voice social issues,  topics and  themes, and that are important to youth. Filmmakers will work in groups to create short docs on a topic or issue of their choice.


CAMP DATES: JULY 8 – 12, 2019

AGES: 12-15

Learn the techniques and movie magic behind some of your favorite sci-fi and fantasy film. From special effects to costumes and modeling, and how to create the look and feel of these genre films.


Action Adventure

CAMP DATES: JULY 15-19, 2019

AGES: 9-11

Learn about the many principles of the action adventure genre, including in-camera tricks, green screen and comedy timing. Students will make homages to classic works and create their own action adventure masterpieces.  


Animation Creation Session: II

CAMP DATES: JULY 22 – 26, 2019

AGES: 12 – 15

This camp covers a variety of animation techniques using Adobe After-Effects an industry professional software and 2D Traditional Frame by Fame Drawn.  Campers will create hands-on projects incorporating techniques and skills learned throughout the week.


Austin Public Young Producers Workshop



TIME: 1:00 – 6:00PM

AGES: 15-17

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to basic television and film production skills. Young Producers will walk away with a crew certification. There will be training on equipment such as camera, audio, lighting, studio, and pre-production as well as the creation of a final project that will apply all skills trained on throughout the week.


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