M.V Film Center Summer Camp scholarships available


The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is offering several full scholarships for both the Kids First! Film Critics Summer Boot Camp and the Smartphone Movie-Making Camp. Scholarships are available for the children of Island residents between the ages of 10 and 15.

The Kids First! summer camp is a collaborative effort with Ranny Levy, the founder and president of the organization based in Santa Fe, N.M. According to a press release, the camp, which runs July 27–31, will offer campers the opportunity to build self-confidence and learn more about behind-the-scenes aspects of the film industry as they critique the latest films, learn to write reviews, practice interview techniques, improve on-camera skills, and visit with industry professionals.

The Smartphone Movie-Making camp runs from August 10 through August 12, and is conducted by David Tamés, who currently teaches video production in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University. Campers will learn how to use their smartphone or iPad to make a short film, while receiving tips on using special mics, lights, tripods, and other add-ons that will enable them to raise their game and make professional-looking videos. Every camper will leave with a completed short film to share with friends and family.

For more information on the camps, go to mvfilmsociety.com/educational-programs-2/; for scholarship information, please email Richard Paradise at rich@mvfilmsociety.com.