Registration Now Open for the 9th Annual T Tauri Movie Camp


The T Tauri Movie Camp is accepting registrations for its 9th annual summer youth program. Launched in 2005, T Tauri has offered a wide variety of workshops related to video production to aspiring filmmakers up to the age of 18. Workshops range from two to four days.

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The 2013 Movie Camp offers three workshops: Acting on Camera, Claymation and Script to Screen. Acting on Camera will take place at the Landers Theater Building, 332 E. Main in downtown Batesville. The workshop meets from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on July 15-17. It is open to students entering grades 5 through 12. Tuition for Acting on Camera is $75 and includes all equipment and supplies. Students provide their own lunch and beverages. Workshop instructors are Jules Taylor, an experienced acting, comedy, improv and musical theater instructor; and Michad Holliday, an independent filmmaker and production specialist for the Arkansas Educational Television Network.


Claymation will be offered July 22-23 on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). The workshop meets from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and is open to students entering grades 4 through 10. Workshop tuition is $75 and includes all equipment and supplies. Instructors include Juli Jackson, an established media artist working in film, video, photography and animation, who recently directed her first feature film, 45RPM; and Reginald Davis, an independent filmmaker, freelance photographer and AETN programmer who also mentors students at Conway High School.


Script to Screen, a narrative filmmaking workshop, is open to students entering grades 6 through 12. The workshop takes place July 24-26 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and July 27 from 9:00 am to noon at UACCB. Students work in teams of six, each with an adult instructor, to create short narrative films, from concept to closing credits. Workshop tuition is $100. Instructors include Michad Holliday, Juli Jackson and John Pasmore, a veteran documentary filmmaker who has focused on films about the Delta and the mid-South. His films include New Madrid Fault Zone-America’s Ticking Time Bomb and The Dyess Colony: A New Deal Comes to Arkansas, which screened at the 2013 Ozark Foothills FilmFest.


The T Tauri Movie Camp is not a residential program. Students and their parents or chaperones from outside the area are encouraged take advantage of a discounted rate at the Batesville Comfort Suites Hotel; the Movie Camp rate is available for reservations made before July 1. In addition to the workshop sessions, the T Tauri experience also includes an official T Tauri t-shirt, a DVD featuring all of the movies made at camp in the current year, a “Wrap Party” cook-out and a Finale Screening at Independence Hall on the campus of UACCB. The Finale Screening is open to the public and showcases all of the films and acting exercises created in this year’s workshops.


For biographies of instructors, detailed descriptions of workshop activities and goals, and registration information, go to or call 870-251-1189.


The T Tauri Movie Camp is the youth division of Ozark Foothills FilmFest, Inc., a 501(c)(3) rural non-profit organization dedicated to excellence and accessibility in the cinema arts. “T Tauri” is the astronomer’s term for a new star.