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Basic Filmmaking Teen Summer Camp 2023 with Lada Iskanderova


Summer is nearly here and it’s time for the return of WFG’s Summer Teen Filmmaking Camp! This is the place to be for the young aspiring filmmakers of the future! No experience required!

Ages: 13-17


*Note: This in-person workshop is limited to 12 participants. While masks are no longer required to be worn in indoor public spaces in Manitoba, individuals are recommended to wear a mask in our Production Centre.


This camp provides teenagers with an opportunity to learn how the film industry really works and challenge themselves to create their own films. The program consists of thematic days, master classes and practical lessons with real equipment. Students will be able to try their best as directors, DOPs, screenwriters, editors, and so much more. In two weeks, students will develop their short films from the beginning to the final cut. Those who succeed will be able to watch their films on a big screen and get reviews from industry professionals.


This camp will take place at Winnipeg Film Group, on the 3rd floor at 100 Arthur Street. Monday – Friday, 12pm – 6pm starting July 17th & ending July 28th.

Day 1 – Meet & Greet – Monday, July 17th, 12pm – 6pm

Day 2 – Genres and Script Workshop – Tuesday, July 18th, 12pm – 6pm

Day 3 – Acting & Directing – Wednesday, July 19th, 12pm – 6pm

Day 4 – Planning & Sound – Thursday, July 20th, 12pm – 6pm

Day 5 –  Presentation Day  – Friday, July 21st, 12pm – 6pm

Day 6 – Shooting Day – Monday, July 24th, 12pm – 6pm

Day 7 – Shooting Day – Tuesday, July 25th, 12pm – 6pm

Day 8 – Editing – Wednesday, July 26th, 12pm – 6pm

Day 9 – Editing – Thursday, July 27th, 12pm – 6pm

Day 10 – Final – Friday July 28th, 12pm – 6pm


Some of the skills you will take away from this camp are:

  • Basic screenwriting
  • Genre theory
  • How to prep the shooting according to templates
  • How to manage and use basic film equipment
  • Basic directing techniques and how to work with actors
  • Editing in Adobe premiere pro
  • Basic color correction and motion graphics (titles)


All students will be asked to shoot a short video which is called “This is me”. The idea of
the video is to introduce yourself without actually introducing yourself. You can use any
props; it could be shot anywhere. The video should be received at least 2 days prior to the starting date. You will be sent a reminder one week before the camp starts.
Conditions: ONE shot, ONE minute (or less), NO talking, NO music.

Finished videos may be sent to training@winnipegfilmgroup.com


Instructor Description:

Lada Iskanderova, film director and editor with 8 years of experience in film and 4 years of experience in teaching filmmaking for teens.  Lada`s independent projects were screened all over the world including Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival. Lada`s passioned work as a tutor, brought to the world a lot of fun films made by teenagers and a year-long program “Filmmaking for Teens”, developed within the framework of the Moscow Film School. This program is still being taught at the school today. In her work with teens Lada`s first rule is: first we try – than we think. She believes that only practice can help anyone to become a filmmaker!




Notice Given: Eligible for:
At least 7 days prior to start date Full refund
7 days to 48 hours prior to start date Full refund less 20% administration fee
Less than 48 hours prior to start date No refund


The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.

Assistance and accommodations are available to participants with different disabilities. Please call or email us for more information: training@winnipegfilmgroup.com

If you’re having trouble signing up for a workshop, please email training@winnipegfilmgroup.com or call (204) 925-3456 (ext 111) Monday-Friday 10am – 5pm.

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