Camp Reel Stories


At Camp Reel Stories young female and non-binary filmmakers, ages 12-18, will work in a safe, professional, and welcoming environment to learn the skills and techniques necessary to create a film, from screenwriting to filming to editing.  All participants will come away from the two week camp having worked collaboratively on a finished original film!  Visit for more information

This summer Camp Reel Stories is offering two Beginner "Bootcamp" Filmmaking Programs, one Advanaced Filmmaking Program, and a Filmmaking Institute for our most experienced filmmakers.  The camp will take place Monday through Friday in downtown Oakland.

At Reel Stories, young women and non-binary youth discover their voice and express their point of view in a powerful and thoughtful way via film. During the program, the campers will work in groups and learn to create their own film from start to finish with guidance from professionals, including Oscar nominees and winners. Participants will hone their skills in lighting, cinematography, sound, editing, and motion graphics, while learning media literacy, leadership skills, and team building in the process. After two weeks, these young filmmakers will debut their work at a film festival open to family, friends, and community.

Reel Stories believes that when women and non-binary people are better represented behind the scenes in the media, they will be better reflected on the screen.  At Camp Reel Stories young women and non-binary youth know that their stories and ideas matter and their audience is waiting. 

Additional Information

Gender Girls Only

Minimum Age 12

Maximum Age 18

Camp Dates Beginner "Bootcamp" Filmmaking Programs - June 17th-28th and July 15th-26th Advanaced Filmmaking Program - July 8th-19th, Filmmaking Institute - June 10th-21st

Camp Cities Oakland

Year Established 2013

Camp Capacity 50

Camp Length 2 weeks/camp

Cost Per Week $450-$600

Financial Aid Offered Yes


2301 Telegraph Avenue
United States

The Department of Make Believe is just a few blocks from the 19th St Bart Station in Downtown Oakland.

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  • Filmmaking Camp
  • Media Literacy
  • Led by Professionals in the Field
  • Girls and Non-Binary Youth
  • Films created at Camp Reel Stories are shown in festivals across the country

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