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About Emerging Filmmakers

UCLA Emerging Filmmakers is a professional development certificate program that offers pre-college students an unparalleled opportunity to work with UCLA Film and Television faculty and entertainment industry professionals to develop their portfolios and gain the hands-on experience they need to take their creative work to the next level.

Taught by industry experts with curriculums that focus on contemporary professional practices in Hollywood, UCLA Emerging Filmmakers immerses students in the world of film and television and prepares them for careers in the entertainment industry.

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Emerging Filmmakers TV Writing

The TV Writing Track immerses students in the world of episodic television. In this three-week virtual program, students write under the guidance of a TV Writing industry professional. Session A (July 15 – August 3, 2024)

Emerging Filmmakers Cinematography

This one-week intensive teaches talented and highly motivated pre-college students a variety of cinematic lighting techniques through a series of lectures and hands-on exercises. One week. Session A (July 28 – August 3, 2024)