As you already know, the Academy introduces kids to the exciting world of film production through two-week programs offered during the summer months in the South Portland. At the Academy, kids have a chance to express themselves both in front of the camera as actors and “behind the scenes” as directors, producers and more, as they learn how movies are made and create their very own movies. Whether or not they choose to continue their filmmaking careers, participants will learn many practical life lessons in a fun, creative, collaborative and supportive environment.
Through the our efforts, more and more kids from low to middle income families are able to experience the creative world of filmmaking - scholarships are the major reason over 25% of our campers have not been turned away because of financial constraints and have received assistance in bridging the financial gap.
We have established a scholarship fund to provide a number of partial "camperships" to all of our programs. Scholarships are based on need and are on a first come, first serve basis to those demonstrating financial need.