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What to Expect at FILMSTERS Academy


With camp just days away, we're preparing for your child's experience at film camp this summer. If you have not been a part of our program in the past, please know the following:


When are Classes?

Program Hours

  • Beginners 9 am - 3 pm

  • Intermediates 10 am  - 4 pm

  • Advanced 10 am - 4 pm and weekends

Non-essential employees will leave after class ends, so please plan ahead if you require after-care til 5 pm, which we will provide upon request for a nominal fee.


PRE-CARE and AFTERCARE are available through Key Camp office. Please contact Jane Flanagan.

Please remind me of the dates....


Camp is happening on:

  • Beginners 1 - Monday, July 22nd through July 26

  • Beginners 2 - Monday, July 29th through August 2nd

  • Intermediates - Monday, July 22nd through August 2nd (no weekends)

  • Advanced - Saturday, July 22nd through August 4th (includes the weekend of July 27h & 28th)


ATTIRE for Camp:

  • Comfortable, summer clothing that is appropriate in a co-ed situation.

  • Please no open-toed shoes or flip flops, we have heavy gear, stands, and cases that can smash unprotected toes.

  • Please leave high-value items at home such as iPads, video cameras, audio gear, lighting, costumes, props, etc. We have all that the kids need to make the films. If your child brings a prop of costume, please label it with your name.


Other important details:

  • Lunch is not provided, so please pack a lunch for your child.

  • Please send a plastic water bottle with your child's name on it for water on set so that we can be respectful of the environment. The kids are active and it may be hot, so we want to keep them hydrated.

  • Please come in to sign your child in and out when you drop by and pick them up.

  • If your child has medication or Epi-Pens (2 required) please bring them to the Administration office.

  • If we are planning to keep shooting beyond the pickup time, we will contact you at least one hour before the scheduled pick up.

  • The Emergency Phone # at camp is 410-353-8808 (Lee Anderson) or 410-353-7324 (Patti White).

  • Please plan to join us on the last night for a student film festival that will screen all ten films. Food at 6 pm, movies at 7 pm!


Where do we go?

Here is where to find us. GPS this information:

Location - The Key School

534 Hillsmere Drive

Annapolis, MD. 21403


  • We are in a new building this summer called THE BARN

  • Look for our FILMSTERS Academy banner. 

  • Children may be dropped closest to the building near the Main Parking Lot off oc CARROLL ROAD which runs along the end of the building. 

  • Please do not park in the student parking lot under any circumstances or you may be towed by Key School and we have no control over this happening. Thank you.

  • When we screen the films, we move buildings to the ACTIVITY BUILDING, which is in the center of campus behind the amphitheater. Feel free to park in the first parking lot before the Administration Building.



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IMPORTANT!!!! **** in 23rd year. We are very proud of our staff and industry guests and we look forward to learning about your child's talents and'sYour child is not fully registered without our forms and payment submitted prior to the beginning of camp. We really hope that your child enjoys FILMSTERS Academy! 


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