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Teaching the Art of Filmmaking to kids 11-18.

Co-Founders Lee Anderson & Patti White


"Film is the literature of this generation."

--- Mimi Edmunds, Guest Instructor


Since our inception in 2002, we have grown from Beginners and Intermediate to an Advanced program with a focus on specific filmmaking tasks. We have an exceptional team who specialize in writing, directing, acting, production, editing, special effects, graphic design and music. Our uniqueness lies in offering a real-world set situation, and an experiential, hands-on learning process as we develop the filmmakers of tomorrow.

Another facet of the FILMSTERS Academy experience is the supportive, 100% non-competitive creative, and collaborative atmosphere. At FILMSTERS Academy, we are committed to building an awareness of and appreciation for the art of filmmaking. Over the past 20 years, we have been able to create a pathway to the industry for young people. We are excited to see their success continue beyond camp but proud to know that we planted the seed years before.

Participation in FILMSTERS Academy is an experience unlike any other – the energy and creativity felt here open new doors to self-expression that will inspire your child to redefine their creative identity. Come play with us!


Patti White & Lee Anderson

Co-Founders, FILMSTERS Academy

Documentary filmmakers and Film Producers, their credits have appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Lifetime, Discovery Health, MTV, Turner, Discovery, HBO and others. They were the Executive Producers of REVOLVING DOORS, a short documentary film that was awarded Honorable Mention at the TriBeCa Film Festival in 2016. Recently, they have completed working on a documentary film about Shallow Water Blackout, called Don't Hold Your Breath, an often deadly drowning event that is 94% lethal. The short documentary is on the festival circuit now and they have just completed a series of PSAs with Michael Phelps to warn others about shallow water blackout. They have several projects in development including a live action 3D animated PSA for the National Crime Prevention Council with McGruff the Crime Dog that warns kids about the dangers of counterfeit goods. FILMSTERS also received a credit on the feature film JAMESY BOY. Filmed in Maryland, starring James Woods, Ving Rhames and Mary Louise Parker, released in January of 2014, the film can now be seen on Netflix. They are also the Co-Founders and Festival Directors of the Annapolis Film Festival which is becoming an anticipated annual event in Annapolis after ten years.

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