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Monday, Jul 26, 2021 - Friday, Jul 30, 2021
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Tuition Balance Tuition Balance - $175.00

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Presented with generous support from Hills Bank and Trust Company 


Tell your own animated stories with FilmScene! At Animation Camp, campers imagine and create their own animations, totally from scratch. Each day campers will watch and learn about the principles of animation and different animation styles (GIFs, claymation, light & shadow puppets, hand-drawn cartooning and more) and then make their own animated short films and videos! 

For our 2021 Summer Animation Camp, FilmScene is offering both in-person and virtual opportunities. All campers will receive the same lessons and instructions, with two on-site instructors and one dedicated virtual instructor. Camp includes learning with iPads, Stop Motion Pro software and a wide range of materials from paper to clay. See further details on both options below.
Each student will be provided with digital copies of their work, and all campers and their families are invited to an end of summer celebration on Saturday, August 14. Details to be announced.

Has your child already participated in Animation Camp?
Check out our Advanced Animation and Miniature Construction camps!


Up to 10 campers per week-long session may register for in-person camp. Camp will be held at FilmScene on the Ped Mall - located at 118 E. College in Iowa City. All technology and supplies included for in-person camp. Each day includes stretching and snack breaks. Two snacks and individually-packed lunches from Bread Garden Market are provided.

In-person students are encouraged to register for the grade they will be entering.
Grades 3 & 4: June 14-18  /  July 5-9
Grades 5 & 6: June 21-25  /  July 12-16  /  July 26-30
Grades 7 & 8: June 28 - July 2  /  July 19-23


Tuition may be paid in full at time of registration, or in two installments ($200 deposit and $175 balance). The remaining balance must be paid before your camper’s first day of camp. Scholarships - full or partial - are available through the generous support of Hills Bank and Trust Company. Please email
dan@icfilmscene.org with your request for consideration.

SCHEDULE  Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 3:30pm

8:00-8:30 - Drop off

8:30 - Camp begin
10:00 - Snack break
10:15 - Camp resumes
12:30 - Lunch
3:00-3:30 - Camper pickup


FilmScene Health and Safety protocols will be followed throughout the in-person camps. Masks will be required for campers when indoors. Camp instructors are fully vaccinated and will not wear masks while conducting group instruction, but may wear masks at their discretion during one-on-one instruction. We have reduced our class capacities and will have various sanitation methods in use (hand washing, surface disinfectant wipes, etc). Further, FilmScene does not plan to host any other activities at the Ped Mall location during camp.

FilmScene believes the health and safety of staff and guests is paramount. On site safety protocols will continually be reconfirmed or altered to align with significant changes to public health conditions. Registrants will be notified of any changes to FilmScene protocol.


June 14-18  /  June 21-25  /  July 5-9

Up to 20
campers per week-long session, ages 7 through 15 may register for virtual camp. Camp supply kits are provided to virtual campers for pickup, but technology will not be provided. Classes are held via
Zoom, which requires a device with internet connection and web camera. Each day includes stretching and snack breaks.


Virtual tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. Full and partial scholarships are available through the generous support of Hills Bank and Trust Company. Please email
dan@icfilmscene.org with your request for consideration.


8:30 - Camp begins

10:00 - Snack break

10:15 - Camp resumes

12:30 -  Lunch / structured virtual lessons conclude

1:00-3:00 - Open work time with virtual instructor


A deposit is required to secure in-person registration, and a full fee is required to secure virtual registration. This deposit/fee is refundable until May 1. After May 1, deposits/fees are only issued in the case of illness or emergency. For cancellations made at least four weeks before your camper's class begins, refunds will be issued at the discretion of FilmScene staff, less a $50 cancellation fee per camper. For cancellations made less than four weeks before your camper's class begins, no refunds will be issued (unless in the case of illness and emergency). Any tuition paid for the class, minus the $50 cancellation fee will become a FilmScene credit usable only toward a future FilmScene Animation Camp. Any difference in cost from the new class will not be refunded. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations occurring within two business days of the start date of the class; similarly, no credits or refunds will be given once camp sessions begin. If for whatever reason FilmScene must cancel a camp session at any point, full refunds will be given to all registrants. Virtual registration and in-person registration is not exchangeable

If you need assistance, please email emily@icfilmscene.org.
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