Shakespeare for Young Filmmakers

Shakespeare for Young Filmmakers

July 6-17 (Tuition: $350)

Classes are held from TUESDAY July 6 – SATURDAY July 17 with a final showcase on July 25.


10:00am-4pm (Break from 1-1:45pm)

Guided by GRSF company members and filmmakers, this course is designed for students grades 7-12 seeking an introduction to filmmaking. SYF gives opportunities to those creative minds interested in the work behind the camera. Working from the ground up, students will be exposed to the workings of creating a film in pre-production, production, and post-production. All students work daily with professional filmmakers on conception, writing, filming, and editing. Over the course of the workshop, SYF students will take part in the creation of one of GRSF’s summer films, acting as a part of the crew, including camera operating, directing actors, and other on-set duties. All SYF students will be credited in the film which will debut on the main stage during the Young Artist Showcase on Sunday, July 25th.

Lead Instructors: Benjamin Boucvalt and Christopher Gerson

Classes will include:

  • The Art of Telling a Story 
  • Screenwriting 
  • Composition & Cinematography 
  • Lighting for Video and Film
  • Gorilla Filmmaking
  • Dynamic Camera Movement

*Additional Master Classes with special guest artists

Classes will be held in-person this summer.

Film students will tackle a variety of skills in class and through independent projects. This season they will have the opportunity to take part in the creation of a fully-produced short film. They will gain experience as screenwriters, directors, camera operators, and sound/lighting technicians, while fulfilling other on-set duties and collaborating with actors and designers.

Scholarships to assist with covering the cost of enrollment may be available. Please reach out to Jenn Oswald at to apply for financial assistance.

All levels of experience are welcome. SYF is based on the foundations of filmmaking, while giving a chance for those who may have more experience to enhance their skills.