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Summer Filmmaking Institute

The Summer Filmmaking Institute (SFI) at Kutztown offers students, of all ages, an introduction to the theories and techniques of digital movie making. Working with state-of-the-art technology, students will design, shoot and edit films of their own creation. Projects focus on equipment and video graphic techniques. Each student will produce their own film and contribute to a larger scale production. The days will include lectures, equipment training, production, editing, and screenings. At the end of the program, the final films are celebrated in a festival screening open to invited guests.

What will I be doing?

Campers will arrive on Sunday where they'll learn the campus and meet other campers. The first day of class will start on Monday morning. Students will create two pieces while at the camp. The first will teach the fundamentals of camera operation and the second will focus on storytelling. We will also discuss the possibilities of life making movies and a possible career in video and/or broadcast. Students will have the experience of attending a film screening of their films, where they will show their work- filmmakers will be introduced and participate in a Q&A session with the audience!! Also, we will go into the new state-of-the-art KUTV production truck to see how a live broadcast video production works.  

Campers will get a piece of the college experience, have fun, but most importantly, learn how to make filmmaking aspirations a reality with new knowledge and hard work!

Ready to Register?

THE INSTITUTE is 6/23 - 6/28/2019 - Check-in will be 6/23 for the resident campers, the official first day of the class is 6/24 @ 9 a.m. Room and Board included in Residential Cost. 

Commuters are welcome and will start on the 24th @ 9 a.m. with all of the campers.

THE ADVANCED INSTITUTE is 7/7 - 7/12/2019 - Check-in will be 7/7 for the resident campers, the official first day of the class is 7/8 @ 9 a.m. Room and Board included in Residential Cost.

Reserve your spot now, as space is limited!

Click here for the printable brochure: KU SFI Brochure / Registration Form

To register by Credit Card:

Send the following forms with your registration form:

Medical Form

Informed Consent

KU-TV Release Form

Mail registration to:

Kutztown University
Attn: Melissa Lincoln
Rickenbach, Room 203
15200 Kutztown Rd.
Kutztown, PA 19530


Kutztown University Film Festival (KUFF)

Kutztown University Film Festival provides an exciting opportunity for Pennsylvania high school filmmakers to screen their creative work on the Kutztown University campus. We know how much work goes into your films and want to celebrate that effort. Hosted by the Cinema, Television and Media Production department, the one-day festival includes a screening, followed by filmmaker Q + A's, and an awards ceremony.