Specialty Camps

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Brand new for 2017, we are offering specialized camps that focus on specific areas of film, like feminism, acting, and animation.


Animation Film Camp

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Make your own animated film using an iPad with master animator-illustrator-artist George Berlin. Campers will learn how to storyboard an animated film, design characters and setting, develop plot and backgrounds, and make it all move with the of wizardry of art and technology. Ages 10 & up.

Location: Facets
Dates: August 14–18, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Price: $450/camper or $405/Facets Member

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Horror Camp

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Pull out your garlic, crucifixes, holy water, and wooden stakes and join Facets for its first ever Horror Film Camp. Campers will learn the history and concepts of the horror film genre, focusing on the shadowy figure of the vampire, as well as the film techniques which make horror films such an effective medium. Working in teams, participants will conceive, write, shoot, act, direct and produce their own short vampire movie.

Location: Facets
Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 16, 23, & 30 and Oct. 7 &14
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Price: $450/camper or $405/Facets Member

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2017 Film Camp Application [online form]

Please note: When registering online, please state the participant's name and age (as of 8/31/17) in the Order Comments.

Register by email, fax or mail using a PDF application:

2017 Film Camp Application [PDF]

Application Details [PDF]



Phone 773.281.9075 ext. 3011
Fax: 773.929.0266
Mail: c/o Facets Academy, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614


  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation