YOung Filmmakers

Create your own film! Explore your talents by attending our filmmaking or animation workshops. Attend just for fun or to create a great entry for the Young Filmmakers Contest. Brought to you with partial funding from the Manaaki Foundation and the Future Philanthropists.

Filmmaking workshop
for Grades 6 to 8

Sundays, December 4 and 11
from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
(code #2216.220 with

Filmmaking Workshop
for Grades 3 to 5

Sundays, December 4 and 11
12 to 2:30 p.m.
(code #2216.221 with

The Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave., in River Forest.
In collaboration with the River Forest Park District.

Workshop Cost
$30 for residents and $35 for non-residents.
Water and nut-free snack provided.

Bring an ipad or tablet, if possible. The first week, topics covered will be story, audio, and lighting with time for hands on learning. The second week, students will dive into editing and production.

Animation Workshop
for Grades 3 to 8

Saturday, December 3
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All equipment provided.

St. Vincent Ferrer School
1515 Lathrop Ave., River Forest
In collaboration with Steve and Kate's Camp.

Workshop Cost
$30 for residents and non-residents.


Luis Molinero/Shutterstock

Teachers for classes are Jeff Lassahn (filmmaking), David Arthur Wall (filmmaking and animation), and Lauren Travers (filmmaking and animation).

Filmmaking Help
for High Schoolers

Jeff Lassahn teaches Video and Photo.
Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
No registration necessary. Free.
Call 312-747-5260 to confirm his availability first.

At the Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
YouMedia, 400 S. State St.


2016 Filmmaking Workshop Photo Gallery


The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is partially funded by a grant from the Manaaki Foundation and a grant from the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation Future Philanthropist Program.