The White Mountain Cinema Camp is a two-week filmmaking intensive for students ages 14–18. Using many of the standards of a professional production crew, students will create a group short film from script to screen. Throughout the process, students will learn how to build a story, use tools in pre-production, and work with professional equipment and standard editing practices to create a polished product as seen on sets of a professional film. The final film will be premiered in a world premiere screening at The Colonial Theatre followed by a Q & A with the students on stage discussing their process and experience. See the camp experience!

White Mountain Cinema Camp is now fully booked! Waitlist form available here

The 2024 White Mountain Cinema Camp is sponsored by William Oppenheimer, Nancy & Julian Czarny, and a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Arts Venture Fund for NNHF & North Country Youth Arts and Culture Fund.


2024 White Mountain Cinema Camp: Script to Screen

The student application opens on February 23rd with rolling registration invitations as students are accepted. Class size is limited to 15 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunch is included each day at camp. Tuition is $75. Scholarships are available.

Week 1: July 29 – Aug. 1: 10 AM to 3 PM
Week 2: Aug. 5 – 8: 10 AM to 4 PM

2024 World Premiere Screening: Sunday, Aug. 11

Alex Shea and Philip Renton, instructors for White Mountain Cinema Camp at The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, NHMeet the Instructors

Alex Shea teaches filmmaking at St. Johnsbury Academy and has worked on several documentaries, commercials, and narrative films. Alex has worked alongside directors Alma Har’el, Jamie Yerkes, and Bess O’Brien, and works as a freelance filmmaker.Phillip Renton is the in-house cinematographer for Midnight Industries a video production studio that has a deep and extensive background working in different fields of the entertainment industry.

Watch films by previous White Mountain Cinema Camp students