Digital Filmmaking Summer Institute

Thank you for visiting the Digital Filmmaking Summer Institute Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page! Here, you will find answers to questions that students and parents most commonly ask us specifically about this program.

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Is this program meant for beginners or more experienced students? Are advanced students encouraged to apply?

The Digital Filmmaking Summer Institute is intended for beginning filmmakers. Intermediate students are welcome to apply, however they should be aware that this track is designed for beginners.

How many hours of homework will students have?

Students should expect an hour of homework a day.

Are students expected to work on their film outside of class hours?

Students are expected to work on elements of their film’s pre-production outside of class hours, as there are strict deadlines.

Will students be working in groups?

Students will work in production groups as learning creative collaboration is an important component of the program.

Is there an overarching style of film students will be studying or meant to create?

Students will study many styles of filmmaking and are encouraged to develop their own unique storytelling voices.








Program Dates

JUNE 18 - JULY 3, 2021

JULY 7 - JULY 22, 2021

JULY 26 - AUGUST 10, 2021

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15 - APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students Application Period

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline - Refund Deadline for Summer Institutes

JUNE 18 - JULY 3: Digital Filmmaking Summer Institute (A)

JULY 7-22: Digital Filmmaking Summer Institute (B)

JULY 26 - AUGUST 10: Digital Filmmaking Summer Institute (C)

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.