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urban avenues
film camp

learn from professionals. 

tell your stories.

Experience community
in a new way.

Urban Avenues Film Camp is a five-day summer camp experience in Birmingham, AL for teens to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking from professionals. By learning the elements of storytelling and film production, students can walk away with the tools to bring stories to life.                                                                

Campers will be mentored by local professional producers, cinematographers, directors, editors, and sound specialists. With the fundamentals of filmmaking, campers will create short films that will be featured at Friday’s final premiere.

june 10th - 14th

9:00-4:00, Alabama School of fine arts
The camp fee is $300
scholarships available

*Application Deadline is June 3rd 2024

  • Who can participate?
    urban avenues Film Camp is for high school students and recent high school graduates in the Greater Birmingham Area who are interested in creativity, creating stories, and hearing other people's stories.
  • Do I need to bring a camera/laptop/etc.?
    All filming and editing equipment will be provided by urban avenues Film Camp and our sponsors!
  • How much is tuition?
    $300 for a five-day camp that includes instruction by professionals, equipment, and lunches. We also are excited to offer scholarships to students to cover some or all of the cost of tuition! When applying, simply select which option best suits you.
  • Is lunch provided?
    Yes, we will have lunch and snacks available for students each day. If you have a food allergy, please let us know so we can plan accordingly!
  • What safety measures are in place for COVID-19?
    We will be following the Alabama School of Fine Arts required COVID protocols. If you receive a positive Covid test, you must quarantine for five days and will be unable to return to camp for the week.
  • I'm interested in volunteering. How can I help?
    We are recruiting volunteers with and without film experience! If you are in the film industry and want to invest in the upcoming generation, we have plenty of opportunities for you to mentor and lead our students. If you don't have any film experience but want to help with getting lunches, set up the space, or generally make camp awesome -- there's space for you! Send an email to and let us know a little about you.

Sample Schedule 

  • 9:00 - Camper Check-in

  • 9:30 - Project Brainstorm

  • 11:00 - Project Pitches 

  • 12:00 - Lunch Break 

  • 12:30 - Team Building Games

  • 1:00 - Rotating Classes (Cinematography, Editing, Lighting, Storyboarding)

  • 3:30 - Project Pre-production

  • 4:00 - Pick up (No later than 4:10pm)


“I loved being able to tell my story in a space where I felt safe and accepted..”

FCF '21 Student

“The instructors were incredibly professional and knowledgable — it made me feel confident that I was learning valuable skills.”

FCF '20 Student

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