Our 2016 Teen Film Camp will be held from June 27 through July 1. The mission of the camp is to teach teens to be able to write, shoot and edit their own films without making major mistakes. Films made at camp should be good enough for students to include them in college applications.
Film Camp will be held for five full days at the Cape May City Elementary School. Professional instructors supported by full time volunteers will teach up to twenty five teens the fundamentals of filmmaking. Students will be divided into groups of four to five, each with its own instructor. Each group will write, film and edit a short film. Hands-on experience will be provided in screenwriting, storyboarding, acting, directing, cinematography and editing. On Friday evening the students and their families and friends will watch the completed films.
Tuition will be $225.00 for the week, and as always, we will accept students for camp on a first-come, first-served basis. Because we expect more applicants than we can accept, we advise interested families to apply early.
On Friday evening, we presented an intimate evening with Jay Craven, who directed the exceptional film Northern Borders, starring Bruce Dern and Genevieve Bujold. After the film, Craven, an award-winning filmmaker who has directed, written and produced seven feature films, discussed it and took questions and comments from the audience.
On Saturday night, three journalists who’ve reported from Iran – two of whom were unjustly arrested and imprisoned in Tehran – presented Jon Stewart’s highly acclaimed film Rosewater, the dramatic retelling of the arrest and jailing of Newsweek’s Maziar Bahari in 2009.
After the film, the journalists talked about the movie, about their own experiences in Iran, and about the changing nature of the U.S.-Iran relationship. Roxana Saberi, an American citizen reporting from Tehran, was arrested and sentenced to eight years in prison. Omid Memarian, an Iranian journalist, was imprisoned, subjected to torture and held in solitary confinement until his release. Chairing the panel was Bob Dreyfuss, a veteran journalist for Rolling Stone, who has reported from inside Iran.
We're very pleased to showcase films by South Jersey filmmakers. This one is "Shady Brooks" from the Cape May County Technical High School. It was a Finalist as a Film Noir Entry in the New Jersey 2015 Ten Day Film Festival. To see it CLICK HERE
On May 24th we showed A Place At The Table at the West Cape May Borough Hall.
This was a documentary about hunger and food insecurity in the United States. Thanks to the generosity of our pay-what-you-will audience, we raised $320, which we donated to the Community Food Bank and to Hope And Health Outreach. Here are photos of the organizations receiving the checks:
Hope and Help Outreach at Our Lady of the Angels parish in Cape May Courthouse
Community Food Closet at First Presbyterian Church in Cape May
WATCH A DISCUSSION OF THE COSTUMES AND COSTUME DESIGN FOR DISNEY'S NEW CINDERELLA
The Cape May Film Society had the pleasure of working with the Lower Township Girl Scout Troop # 42165 as four of their members had to make a movie to earn their next badge. Dottie Rogers, president of the Cape May Photography Club and henrie washington, member of the Cape May Film Society were instrumental in donating equipment and advising them with technical and artistic support. We here at the Cape May Film Society are committed to community involvement.
Only one of three arts organizations to get the prize all three years!
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Cape May Film Society is dedicated to the presentation of creative, challenging, ground-breaking work by New Jersey filmmakers and films with New Jersey or World Premiere status. We are also the region’s leading educational and cultural resource for youth and adult learners, as well as beginner and advanced filmmaking professionals, interested in all facets of the cinematic experience. In addition, we provide many non-profits and other causes in the region with professional videos to promote their mission and good work.
Since 2001, our Film Festival has brought great filmmakers and their films to the Nation's Oldest Historic Resort. We've also provided film education to hundreds of students and at-risk youth in the region.
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