For more than a decade, Aurora Picture Show's popular filmmaking camps have provided kids with the opportunities to see, learn, create, and collaborate! In each of these week-long, hands-on camps, our instructors screen a variety of films from Aurora's media library, teach the basics of traditional and experimental moviemaking techniques, encourage creative thinking, and facilitate collaboration. Participants are guided through developing, shooting, and editing digital short films, and provided with links to their projects for downloading and sharing. In addition, the completed summer camp films are shown at a special premiere screening at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston–this year taking place on Saturday, August 10 (10:30am).

We are continuing to offer an Advanced Camp (Camp 6) for participants ages 12-15 who have previously attended at least one Aurora camp and are motivated to learn more about video editing and visual effects.

Held at Aurora Picture Show, each camp is one week, Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm. The Summer 2019 schedule and links for registration are below.

Aurora offers need-based scholarships to our camps. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the Aurora Camp Scholarship Form 
by May 21, 2019. We will notify scholarship applicants and grantees by May 31, 2019.

Aurora Summer Filmmaking Camps 2019

Ages: 7-11
(12 students max. enrollment per camp)

CAMP 1: June 17 - 21, 2019   SOLD OUT

CAMP 3: July 8 - 12, 2019
      SOLD OUT

CAMP 4: July 15 - 19, 2019    SOLD OUT

Ages: 12-15
(12 students max. enrollment per camp)

CAMP 2: June 24 - 28, 2019

CAMP 5: July 22 - 26, 2019

CAMP 6: July 29 - Aug. 2, 2019    SOLD OUT
NOTE: Camp 6 is our advanced camp for motivated makers who have previously attended at least one Aurora Camp.

Camps are held at Aurora Picture Show
2442 Bartlett Street, Houston, TX 77098 

Each camp is one week, Monday–Friday, 9am-3pm

$350 / $295 for Aurora Picture Show members
Current members must log in or create a new account in our new system to recieve discount. If you're not a current member would like to support Aurora and receive camp discounts, JOIN TODAY!

A 75% refund of the tuition cost will be provided if the the cancellation is received at least 10 days before the camp starts.


Special thanks to sponsor Phoenicia Specialty Foods and presenting partner The Museum of Fine Arts!