Film & Digital Storytelling

Master this creative art

If you want to create something memorable, something uniquely human, tell a story. People are hard-wired to respond to (and learn from) stories; learn to use today’s technology to create a film and share your vision.

6 weeks
3 countries
Countless skills


From a quick video on Facebook to a big budget movie, people love stories. What’s your story? Learn how to tell it. Writing a script. Lighting a scene. Storyboarding, editing, sound recording – every process and skill. You’ll learn from professionals: talented photographers and teachers at the University of the Arts in Stockholm. You’ll explore audio engineering and drone piloting. And of course, you’ll make your own short film, and present it at a mini-film festival. The art of storytelling is valuable for school, a future career or even just as a way of connecting with new friends.

Program Highlights

  • Create a short film. Explore light, color, sound, and composition with still and moving imagery.

  • Fly drones like a professional.

  • Travel with a group of like-minded creative young people and make life long friends.

Reasons To Go

  • Storytelling is a skill that will help you in life, college and career – discover how to engage any audience.

  • Are you the next Tarantino? Learn to make movies with industry-standard tools.

  • Show off your work at a mini-film festival at the University of Arts in Stockholm at the end of the program.

Skills (View Full List)
  • Photography

  • Videography

  • Digital Editing

  • Drone Piloting

  • Script Writing

  • Video Blogging

  • Digital Design

  • Editing and post production


Skills for Life

Czech Republic




Maine Media College

Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

PRX Podcast Garage

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Program At A Glance


Film & Digital Storytelling


Program Closed

Duration 6 weeks

Rockport, ME, Boston, MA, Stockholm, Sweden, Prague, Czech Republic

Summer 2017 Early application Mar 20, 2017

Summer 2017 Final application May 1, 2017

Itinerary (Download full itinerary here)
  • Weeks 1-3 Portland
  • Weeks 3-4 Boston
  • Weeks 4-5 Prague
  • Weeks 5-6 Stockholm
Partners (Partial List)
Maine Media College, Maine International Film Festival, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts Prague, StoryCenter, The Moth, PRX Podcast Garage

Hostels, dorms

Program Fee

$17,000 (all-inclusive)

Fees include all in-program skills-training, travel, food, lodging, emergency medical and evacuation insurance.

Details & Schedule subject to change.

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