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Downtown Media Center/FilmGate Miami

Youth Filmmaker Summer Bootcamp - Documentaries and Podcasting

Module 2 of our Youth Filmmaker Summer Bootcamp

Youth Filmmaker Summer Bootcamp - Documentaries and Podcasting
Youth Filmmaker Summer Bootcamp - Documentaries and Podcasting

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – Aug 02, 2024, 4:00 PM

Downtown Media Center/FilmGate Miami, 168 SE 1st St 4th floor, Miami, FL 33131, USA


About the event

Event Overview:

Are you a parent seeking to have your teen acquire team skills, leadership abilities, and the opportunity to create short films/podcasts with new friends ALL IN ONE SUMMER?  Then our Youth Filmmaker Summer Bootcamp is for you!

FilmGate Miami presents an exciting program tailored for budding filmmakers and podcasters aged 13-18. Dive into a transformative four-week journey ending with 3 short films and one captivating podcast.

No prior experience is required—all students with a passion for storytelling are welcome to join us! Breakfast, lunch, and gear will be provided.

FilmGate summer camp graduates unlock the opportunity to intern at FilmGate Miami and possibly partake in part-time, paid opportunities, if available.

Module 1 focuses on Narrative Films. Students will learn everything they need to know about the filmmaking process from pre-production to post production. Through hands-on learning, they will gain valuable skills and practice them by shooting & editing their own projects.

Module 2 focuses on Documentaries and Podcasting. This section will teach students how to put together a documentary, including the basics of shooting interviews, editing sound, archival footage, and documentary film editing. They will also develop their skills in podcast production by recording and editing their own podcast under the guidance of our fantastic instructors.

Enrollment for Module 2 (Documentaries and Podcasting) or General Admission (Includes Modules 1 & 2) is now available on this page. If you're interested in enrollment for Module 1 exclusively, please visit its dedicated event page (Youth Filmmaker Summer Bootcamp - Narrative Films).

NOW YOU KNOW... Join us for a summer of creativity and collaboration!

Program Highlights:


   -Module 1: Narrative Films (June 17 – 28, 2024)

   -Module 2: Documentaries and Podcasting (July 22 - August 2, 2024)

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Downtown Media Center/FilmGate Miami (168 SE 1st St 4TH FLOOR, Miami, FL 33131)

Age Range: 13-18 years old

Ready to Join Us? Fill Out Your Application

Secure your spot by purchasing your ticket and completing the following application form:

Why You'll Love It:

Under the expert guidance of Miami's top film and media professionals, you'll:

  • Develop storytelling skills through scriptwriting
  • Master camera operation and cinematography techniques
  • Learn the art of casting, directing, and sound recording
  • Gain proficiency in editing and post-production processes
  • Explore podcasting and create compelling audio content
  • Dive into the art of documentary filmmaking
  • Learn from industry experts with a wealth of experience
  • Engage in hands-on training for practical learning
  • Collaborate with peers and forge valuable connections


Graduations will take place at the "El Oro Theater" at the DMC with certificates.

  • Module 1 Graduation: June 28th
  • Module 2 Graduation: August 2nd

Films will also be screened at the FilmGate Free-For-All Festival at the end of August.

Faculty List

Diliana Alexander is the Executive Director of FilmGate Miami. Diliana Alexander studied Economics, Finance and International Relations at McGill University and later the University of Toronto. She completed her MFA in Film Production at the Miami International University of Art and Design. Diliana began her career in Canada as a producer, where she worked for CBC, HGTV, the Learning Channel and Showtime. She is especially interested in the convergence of art, science and technology. She also taught film at Florida International University and directed a feature film based on the young adult novel NARC, written by Florida book award winner Crissa Jean Chappell. She is also the writer/producer and director of Stiltsville VR.

Additional Information:

  • We'll provide healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
  • Transportation scholarships with Brightline are available upon request—email us at for details

This camp does not discriminate against any race, religion, creed, disabilities, etc. and there may be scholarships available to those with disabilities that may affect their learning.

The Youth Filmmaker Summer Bootcamp by FilmGate Miami is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children's Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County. 

With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.


  • Pre-sale General Admission

    Module 1 (Narrative films) & Module 2 (Documentaries and Podcasting)

    +$21.25 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Presale - Module 2

    Sale ends: Jun 22, 11:59 PM

    Module 2 (Documentaries and Podcasting) ONLY

    +$12.50 service fee
  • General Admission

    Module 1 (Narrative Films) & Module 2 (Documentaries and Podcasting)

    +$25.00 service fee
  • Module 2

    Module 2 ONLY: Documentaries and Podcasting

    +$15.00 service fee



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