Application Deadline: May 20th, 2013
win a full scholarship
Earn your scholarship to the 2013 Prodigy Camp by submitting a video response to this video:
- Submit only your best work
- Deadline extended: Entries must be in by May 20th 2013
- You must be between 12 and 17
- The best entry wins!
Submit your video response:YouTube
Prodigy Camp is a place for the world’s top promising teen filmmakers to develop every aspect of their craft. In one intensive week, they will be taught the secrets to make a great film: screenwriting, directing and cinematography, and they will apply that knowledge, shooting and editing their own scene. Students stay at the film camp supervised, and nothing but top flight award-winning filmmakers, including Oscar and Emmy winners, teach there. Students work on films most of the day, campfires and storytelling with filmmakers at night.
Every summer our film camp accepts 20 students, ages 12 to 18. Camp is held at Kachess Ridge Lodge–85 minutes from Seattle atop a ridge overlooking Lake Kachess.
In the past, Prodigy Camp has attracted young talent such as Canadian singer Arden Reimer, American actor Nathan Gamble, and German performer Thilo Berndt.
Find out what Thilo thought about Prodigy Camp here.
Prodigy Camp is run by Rick Stevenson. Here’s what he has to say about it:
I run THE PRODIGY CAMP every year and I consider it the best job in the world.
First, with the help of a posse of international talent scouts, I get to choose the 20 most talented kids available between the ages of 12-18 from around the world.
Second, some kids have huge followings and 40 million hits on You Tube or have starred in major movies. Others have done very little but will have written something compelling or have showed promise in other ways. Choosing the kids is like casting a movie—you find the perfect chemistry of established and emerging artists who together form a complex whole—something greater than the sum of their parts.
Third, everyone arrives a little scared or feeling like they’ll be the least accomplished person there. The first day that all goes out the window as it becomes about building community and inspiring the best in one another, not competition. These kids often leave feeling a bond with the others that will last forever.
Fourth, beyond top notch instruction in storytelling, the favorite thing kids take from the camp is a new awareness of what makes them special and unique as artists. The camp helps them find their creative voice and no other organization does that like we do–certainly not for kids. It involves a lot of digging and courage but how else do you create art about love, joy and pain unless you’ve fully explored your own?
Almost without exception, everyone leaves a much different person than when they arrived. Every year, without exception, that goes for me too.