Wish they could have camp every month all year long. Best camp for sparking creativity, communication, professional filmmaking knowledge and teamwork.
— Carole Knudson Freeman (Parent)

Camp Flix is brought to you by the creators of Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival. Back in 2001, four students at Emory University decided to start their own film festival by providing fellow students with everything they needed — including camcorders and Apple laptops — to make movies in one week. Fourteen years later, nearly one million students at colleges and universities all over the world have participated in Campus MovieFest, and have received all the necessary technology and training to tell their stories through film. In 2012, the founders— now owners and operators— of Campus MovieFest decided to branch out and offer the same opportunity to middle and high school students by founding Camp Flix. In one action-packed week, campers are given all of the instruction, equipment, support, and encouragement they need to create a short film from start to finish. Just like its “big brother” Campus MovieFest, Camp Flix was founded with the goal of inspiring young creators and giving them the tools they need to grow into the next generation of great filmmakers.

Now entering its fourth year, Camp Flix is Atlanta and Los Angeles's premiere movie camp -- a one-week, real world experience immersed in the craft of filmmaking. This summer program, offering both Overnight and Day Camp options, introduces kids, ages 11 to 17, to the techniques, language and process of filmmaking and acting. From the idea pitch to the final cut campers will get hands-on instruction in the crafts of both filmmaking and acting, all taught by industry professionals. Kids form small film crews to turn their creative concepts into high quality digital shorts. The campers will learn from industry experts how to market and distribute their own projects, and every camper will walk the red carpet as their movies are screened at a Hollywood-style Friday night gala premiere.

Camp Flix is designed for kids with varying levels of experience, from those who have never picked up a camera, to those who who have already been making their own short films. Our instructors who are working film professionals, will insure that all kids, no matter how much experience, will upgrade their filmmaking skills by the end of the week.

Tom Karsch (Founder)
Tom is the former Executive Vice President and General Manager for Turner Classic Movies and Turner South and a 25 year veteran of the television industry. Since leaving Turner Broadcasting, Tom has been highly involved with various film related organizations, including Campus MovieFest, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, and the Atlanta Film Festival, where he served as the Interim Executive Director in 2010.

Mia Fantaci
Mia Fantaci is a filmmaker and film educator, hailing from New York City and now living and working in Atlanta. Mia studied Film and English Language Arts at Hunter College, and started her teaching career working with children with special needs. In 2012, Mia moved on to a position with the New York Film Academy. It was at NYFA that she learned the ins and outs of film camp, starting out as a T.A., and working her way up to Program Director specializing in Youth Programs. When Mia is not in a classroom or on a set, she can often be found running from zombies and tackling obstacles on various mud runs.



Camp Flix Advisory Board

Linda Burns
Commercial and Independent Film Producer, Line Producer and Consultant. Credits include V/H/S, The Little Death, Living is Winning, and The Signal, plus numerous national commercials, music videos and TV promos.

Michael Koepenick
President/Director/Editor, Guillotine Post Production and Filmmaker (Basically Firghtened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruse Hampton).

Chris Lowell
Film/Television Actor (The Help, Up in the Air, Private Practice, Veronica Mars), Los Angeles, CA. Chris is a graduate of the Atlanta International School.

Vijay Makar
Founding Partner, Ideas United/Campus MovieFest (country's largest student film festival), Decatur, GA.

Eddy Von Mueller
Emory University Film Studies/Filmmaking Instructor/Lecturer, Writer (Beyond the Mouse, Synthetic Cinema) and Filmmaker.

Glen Owen
Director/Writer/Producer for Stateline Films, Director for Comotion Films, Atlanta, GA. Clients include Ford, Pizza Hut, TNT/TBS, Discovery Networks, Visa, Mastercard, and Disney.

Scot Safon
SVP/CMO, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA.

Allan Baldwin
Founding Director of Camp Flix, currently a Teacher and Private Tutor in Miami Florida. Allan has also worked at The Paideia School in Atlanta and at Interscope Communications in New York.

Mike Thomas
Former Executive-in-Charge and Creative Lead, Turner Studios Originals, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA.