Summer Filmmaking For Teens

A Universe of Stories is a six-week intensive film camp for Pierce County youth ages 14-18 who show an interest in filmmaking. Learn the essentials of effective scripting, shooting, directing, lighting, sound and editing under the guidance of professional film producers. By the end of the program, you and your team will have a short film that will be showcased during the Hilltop Film Festival event, which takes place at the end of August. Space is limited so sign up today.

Film Camp will meet at the Moore Branch at 215 S 56th Street, on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, June 25th 1-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26th 1-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 27th 1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday July 2nd, 1-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 3rd 1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 9th 1-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 10th 1-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 11th 1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16th 1-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 17th 1-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 18th 1-5 p.m.

Students then book editing time during the final two weeks of July to complete their team projects.

Click here to register. Registration deadline is Monday, June 24th.

All registered students must be willing to attend all sessions shown above and to participate fully in the program. The filmmaking process moves quickly and missing more than one class could negatively affect individual learning, group productivity, and the overall project.

Editing workstations and software will be available after the final class at Tacoma Public Library's Digital Media Lab, located at 1102 Tacoma Avenue at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library. Reservations can be made by contacting or by calling (253) 280-2812.

For information about film submissions to the 2019 Juried Art show send an email and related video links to

For information about transportation, bus passes and logistical concerns contact Central Latino at (253) 572-7717.

A Universe of Stories is brought to you by Tacoma Public Library and Centro Latino.