Bill Duke
Bill Duke

Applications are currently being accepted from youth ages 15 thru 19 for the Bill Duke Youth Media Camp sponsored by the New York Film Academy and the Duke Media Foundation. This prestigious and highly sought-after course, founded by Actor/Director Bill Duke, will select only 12 young people to participate in its Winter Session which begins Saturday, February 11 and ends Saturday, April 15.

The New York Film Academy and the Duke Media Foundation began a partnership in early 2016 that gives students of the Duke Youth Media Camp the opportunity to receive instruction from New York Film Academy instructors in the areas of filmmaking and media and digital technology. In addition, all class sessions of the Duke Youth Media Camp are now being held on the campus of the New York Film Academy in Burbank.

Duke Youth Media Camp has held its last two sessions on the campus of the New York Film Academy. The Duke Youth Media Camp focuses on filmmaking, digital and media technology and financial literacy. The filmmaking component teaches the basics of filmmaking including directing, camera operation, screenwriting and editing. The digital and media technology component introduces young people to the world of virtual reality and the creation and design of cell phone apps, game apps, mobile T.V. apps and distribution portals e.g. Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Amazon and YouTube. The financial literacy component gives students the tools they need so they can successfully manage money and set up businesses.

A commitment from each student to attend every Saturday class, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., for ten weeks, is a requirement. Students applying must submit an online application and write a 2-3 paragraph essay on “Why I Should Be Chosen for the Bill Duke Youth Media Camp.” Applicants must also attend an interview with a parent or guardian and Duke Media Foundation staff.

To apply online visit our website at: and download the student application. For questions, call the Duke Media Foundation office at (310) 746-5681.