Credit: New York Film Academy

Detailed Information

The New York Film Academy is a premier filmmaking, acting, visual and performing arts summer camp for kids aged 14-17. The programs are designed for students to learn on professional equipment from instructors with advanced degrees and industry experience during one-week and two-week sessions. Summer camp participants may study filmmaking, acting for film, 3D animation, photography and game design. Students should be prepared to devote additional hours of their own time for rehearsal and preparation.


  • Film camps and advanced film summer camps provide a supportive and creative environment for aspiring filmmakers to learn not only how to operate a camera and light a scene, but also to tell stories that will captivate audiences.
  • Acting camps allow students to work with professional actors to learn the fundamental skills and know-how of the successful actor.
  • Game design camps are an ideal outlet for kids who are interested in games. They will learn about the skills and knowledge that it takes to build their own digital prototypes of original games.
  • Photography camps introduce visual artists to the technology and visual language of digital photography. Campers will learn on industry-standard digital cameras and software under the guidance of faculty.
  • 3D Animation camps are designed for kids who already love to draw and want to create 3D characters. Students will learn how to develop their drawing and illustration skills while learning the essentials of 3D animation and storytelling.

Summer Program at Harvard University

All workshops are owned and operated by the New York Film Academy and are not affiliated with Harvard University.

Summer camps in filmmaking, film acting, and 3D animation are offered by the New York Film Academy each summer at Harvard University. Students living on campus will reside in Claverly Hall, part of the Adam’s House dormitory complex, a ten minute walk to Memorial Hall. Most of the day is spent on shoots on campus with instructors or teaching assistants, and/or working in professional labs with industry standard software and equipment.

All courses are taught in English. There are dormitory housing options for non-commuting students.


The staff team consists of working professionals in the industry and teaching assistants.


The New York Film Academy has an open enrollment process. No previous filmmaking experience is required. However, the workshops are extremely intensive. The nature of filmmaking necessitates that students be willing to devote themselves to their own projects as well as to their classmate’s projects.

Early application submission is recommended in order to secure a place in the workshop of your choice.


High School
Day Camps
Overnight Camps
Performing Arts
Specialty Programs
Other Activities
Performing Arts / Film
Rates (Average / Day)
> $150
Rates reflect the average cost per full day for comparison purposes only.

Contact Information
Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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