• Chapman University Summer Film Academy, China
Dodge College of Film & Media Arts

Chapman University Summer Film Academy, China

» 2-Week Immersive Film Camp for Chinese Citizens

Summer 2017 Session Dates: 29 July - 11 August

Recognized as one of the top ten film schools in the world and ranked #7 by The Hollywood Reporter among American film schools, Dodge College's extensive international and Hollywood connections provide a unique educational advantage.

To build filmmaking skills and develop storytelling talent in support of the creative and entrepreneurial growth that drives China, Chapman University is offering a 2-week Summer Film Academy for Chinese citizens at the Shenzhen International Visual Arts & Film Center (SIVAFC) operated by Artention Films. For two weeks students are immersed in the world of film through class discussions, film screenings, guest speakers, field trips, and filmmaking in small groups. They live, breathe and eat filmmaking around the clock while being taught by Chapman faculty who are industry professionals and mentored by Chapman University alumni.

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Application and Costs

Applicants should complete the online application by visiting chapman.artentionfilms.com.

The fee for the program is 29,800RMB. The fee includes housing and meals during the program, as well as all required equipment and materials.

Meet the Team

The Chapman University Summer Film Academy, China is a unique experience lead by seasoned film professionals from Chapman's film school.

Roy Finch - Instructor

Roy FinchFrom sound effects to sound mixing, composer, director and writer, Roy Finch has seen the film industry from a number of various roles. He began his career at American Zoetrope, Francis Ford Coppola’s production company, working on such films “The Secret Garden” and “Dracula”. His credits also include scoring music for film and television as well as a directorial debut in 2003 for his feature film Wake which earned him the “Best Director’s” award at the Queens International Film Festival. Finch has taught filmmaking at a number of schools and enjoys “inspiring young filmmakers.”

Christine Fugate - Instructor

Christine FugateFugate began her film career in the Thai film industry, directing English-speaking actors in Thai films, before moving back to the U.S. to work as French director Barbet Schroder’s assistant on Single White Female. Fugate went on to become Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs at Pacific Rim Productions, where she produced Natural Causes for HBO. Tiring of life as a movie executive, she started her own independent production company, Cafe Sisters Productions, and went on to produce and direct award-winning documentaries such as The Southern Sex, Mother Love, Tobacco Blues, and The Girl Next Door. Her most recent project, Grief Becomes Me, is currently screening at festivals and museums.

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Requirements to Attend

  • Chinese citizen
  • Age range: 15-19 years
  • Application