Why Study Film & New Media at Interlochen

Bring a story to life in a truly collaborative environment. Develop your vision while gaining technical skills. You'll realize that spark of creativity with the magic of technology under the guidance and mentorship with our experienced faculty.

At Interlochen, talented filmmakers and digital storytellers from around the world gather to create new worlds. Here, you'll expand your vision while gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Arts Boarding School

Film & New Media Programs

Online Arts Programs

Virtual Instruction

Lifelong Learning

Media Workshops

Innovative, Interdisciplinary Education

At Interlochen, our film & new media students are immersed in the moviemaking process from start to finish, unlocking new artistry every step of the way.

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Learn from Seasoned Industry Professionals


Ranging from screenwriters, directors, producers, documentarians, and more, our faculty bring their real-life experience and know-how to every class.

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Creativity Through Collaboration

Your unique perspective will be nurtured and celebrated while you join forces with other students to collaborate on fully realized productions.

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Screen, Stream, See Your Dreams

Our resources and facilities will give you access to tools that will transform your imagination into reality, all in an inspiring setting.

Film & New Media News and Features

A painting of a dark-skinned hand grasping an orange in front of a cloud-filled sky.
“MUKTI: Poems of Liberation” accepted into Hawaii-based international film festival

The short film, based on the life stories of several Arts Academy students, was created in collaboration with student filmmakers, animators, and poets

Claire Collins, Nathan Buck, and Lydia Hicks
Meet the Greenacres documentary team

Three new Film & New Media instructors will teach classes and guide students as they partner with the Greenacres Foundation to create a feature-length documentary on regenerative agriculture practices.

A young girl with glasses and long blonde ponytails looks up from her painting to smile.
Arts Camp students to share their talents with the community at “Collage”

An Interlochen favorite, this fast-paced interdisciplinary performance will feature music, theatre, and dance performances; live drawing and painting; and much more.

Upcoming Events

Film & New Media, Academy Student

International Animation Day

Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

DeRoy Center for Film Studies FREE, no tickets required


Film & New Media, Academy Student

An Evening with Animator and Show Creator Julia Pott

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

DeRoy Center for Film Studies FREE, no tickets required


Film & New Media, Academy Student

Future of Cinema Film Festival

Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

DeRoy Center for Film Studies FREE, no tickets required