Vancouver Filmworks is a Washington state nonprofit film production company and vocational school located in Vancouver WA.

Our 9 month Mentorship Program trains students to go into the Motion Picture Industry in Southwest Washington using a revolutionary alternative to traditional film schools.

Utilizing an intensive real world approach to learning that teaches production from the ground up, we foster innovative feature length films through collaborative community filmmaking and provide the tools, education and resources to bring underserved and nontraditional filmmakers to the big screen.

Vancouver WA | Portland OR



2016 SUMMER FILMMAKER CAMP

Quiet on the Set! Roll Camera! Roll Audio! Action!

Vancouver Filmworks blends the best of our elite professional film mentorship program with an exciting summer camp environment. We currently offer two different filmmaking intensives for students ages 13-19 that include focused pre-production, production and post-production instruction and 7 core skill electives.

Learn the principles of professional filmmaking, including pre-production planning, cinematography, and special effects. Get real-world experience working in small groups, and shoot your movie with pro-level cameras. Learn the fundamentals of editing with Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and After Effects. Take home a DVD of your final project and a permanent record of your achievement.

WE OFFER 7 CORE SKILL ELECTIVES:

PRODUCING, SCREENWRITING & DIRECTING
CASTING & TALENT
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, CINEMATOGRAPHY & SOUND PRODUCTION
ELECTRICAL CREW, GRIP CREW, ART DEPARTMENT & CONSTRUCTION
COSTUMES, HAIR & MAKEUP FOR FILM & SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP
LOCATION MANAGEMENT, CRAFT SERVICES & TRANSPORTATION
EDITING, POST PRODUCTION SOUND & MUSIC

Nowhere else in the Pacific Northwest will you find this level of filmmaking intensity combined with this much fun. For new students who have never experienced digital moviemaking, we recommend our two week long camp - Filmmaking Production Lab - our most popular intensive!

For campers who are short on time this summer or who want to just check out the program, try our shorter one week Filmmaking Boot Camp.



2016 SCREENPLAY COMPETITION IS CLOSED

SEMI FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED JULY 30, 2016
FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

Thank you to all our contestants who submitted their screenplays to the competition. Due to the overwhelming response of submitted material and the mad dash by of over three hundred sixty writers to turn in their scripts over the last seven days of the application period, we are forced to push back our announcement dates. We want to give everyone a fair chance to be read, so we ask that you please be patient as we complete the process:

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Submit today to enter your Original Short Film, Half Hour Teleplay, One Hour Teleplay or Feature Film screenplay in the 2016 Vancouver Filmworks Screenplay Competition with a $5,000 grand prize.


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COLLABORATIVE NONPROFIT FILMMAKING!
Vancouver Filmworks teams veteran film industry professionals with first time filmmakers to mentor, inspire and create original mainstream feature films with international distribution.


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INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF FILMMAKING!
We need your help. Together we can do anything. Your generous tax deductible donations help educate burgeoning filmmakers, create sustainable jobs, stimulate the local economy and finance the production of outstanding original films.


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BE PART OF THE ACTION!
We are seeking volunteers in the Vancouver | Portland area who would like to be part of the filmmaking experience. Be part of the crew. Learn a trade. Audition to be in front of the camera. Be part of the magic that is filmmaking.


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