Make a Movie with Us this Fall

Join us for WQED Film Academy! Film Academy offers middle and high school classroom placement and professional development, in addition to our after-school programs hosted at WQED studios in Oakland.

Fall Networking with WQED Filmmakers Crew Connect

Join us Thursday, September 1st from 6-9PM at Bottlerocket Social Hall, presented by WQED, Film Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Screenwriters.

Crew Connects are networking events for local Pittsburgh filmmakers to connect and pitch ideas! This event is ALL AGES and free to the public.

Introducing Film Academy LITE!

WQED Film Academy Lite is our newest youth education film program specifically for 7th graders through 8th graders.

This three week session teaches students filmmaking from start to finish—from pre-production to videography to post-production and editing.

We are the home for filmmakers: youth and adult.


WQED Filmmakers is our adult-focused film community—offering enrichment opportunities for filmmakers in the region.

WQED Film Academy is our student-focused programming—offering middle and high school classroom experience at our WQED studios in Oakland or your location.


WQED Film Academy and WQED Filmmakers are focused on diversity, equity and inclusion to disrupt the status quo and create opportunities for all. Both organizations shared in the idea of revolutionizing the industry by breaking down barriers for high school students and adults pursuing a career in film and digital media production.

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Your Teen can become a Filmmaker in our WQED Studios

WQED Film Academy gives middle and high-school teens an opportunity to learn filmmaking in our WQED Studios, engage with other filmmakers, attend lectures and experience production-related field trips.

Teens learn basic filmmaking concepts through a curriculum paired with projects that demonstrate these skills at an increasingly advanced level throughout the semester. Students work from concept through completion of a final, collaborative film project.

WQED Film Academy On Location

Educators: Bring WQED Film Academy to your Location

Discover what we can do in your school or camp! WQED Film Academy teaches and empowers students to create digital media that matters. But we don’t just do it at our WQED Studios. We bring the studio experience to your location! Our curriculum and teaching assistants are available to educators and community organizations through our On Location Experience. In school and after school programming for schools and organizations can be custom fit to meet your needs.