Camp Citizen Jane
Camp Citizen Jane is committed to increasing the presence, influence and success of women in the film industry by giving young women the tools necessary to view themselves as directors, writers, cinematographers and editors.
Part of Columbia Public Schools' Summer SUNsational program, Camp Citizen Jane inspires girls to express their unique vision of the world through the art of filmmaking and gives them the tools to be able to do it.
We are proud to offer two options to students.
Session 1: Citizen Jane: Basic Tools of Filmmaking and Media Literacy – Grades 7-12
This class meets June 8-19 from 8:55 am – 4:05 pm at Stephens College and is taught in conjunction with Stephens and CPS faculty. This unique intense summer experience is for girls only who want to learn the industry basics of filmmaking: screenwriting, directing, cinematography, lighting, sound and editing. Media literacy is discussed as it pertains to girls and women and how they are portrayed in life and media. Upon completion of the film academy, participants get a free one-year membership in CAT-TV to allow them access to equipment and support needed to continue telling their unique stories. Limited enrollment.
Session 2: Citizen Jane: Advanced Tools of Filmmaking – Grades 7-12
This class meets June 22-July 2 from 8:55 am – 4:05 pm at Stephens College and is open to girls only who completed the first session, who have attended any previous Citizen Jane summer course, or who have been trained in basic filmmaking or can demonstrate proficient skills. This course is taught by a collaboration of Stephens College and CPS teachers, and Stephens College Digital Film Department students. Session 2 focuses on helping students create finished short film projects for possible submission to festivals. Upon completion of the camp, participants get a free one-year membership to CAT-TV to allow them access to equipment and support needed to continue telling their unique stories. Limited enrollment.