ABOUT OUR CAMPS
01.
your own screenplay

Writing short films are a great calling card for any aspiring filmmaker. Short films aren’t a lesser form of cinematic storytelling. In fact writing them requires the exact same skills as writing a feature length script – though on a smaller scale. Depending on the camp you’ll either work on a script written by the camp leaders or team up create a short screenplay which you’ll then focus your time on producing for the remainder of the camp.

02.
Producing your Film

Our filmmaking program is comprehensive to build a strong foundation of core filmmaking and screen acting skills and techniques. You’ll discover how to support the mood of the story with lighting choices and familiarise yourself with the different industry standard camera and sound equipment. Under the mentorship of professional filmmakers through a range of workshops and the very process of creating your own film you’ll learn the essentials of professional filmmaking.

03.
Editing & Sound Design

Finally you’ll develop essential editing skills and an understanding of the role of editing in the storytelling process. You’ll be taught the foundation of the editing software Final Cut Pro through practical exercises. Great emphasis is given to visual storytelling and in the use of all elements of story, performance, cinematography, frame composition, sound, and design to serve the narrative and your vision. Your short movie will be edited to watch and share.

04.
OUTDOOR SPACES, STUDIOS & ADVENTURE

Finally and most importantly our camps are design so you have fun. We believe the best learning takes place when you’re having fun and learning by doing. Our camps are design to be hands on from Day 1 and take place in stunning locations across southern spain; from the dunes in Tarifa, to the Tipi’s in Lake Wakana, to the glamour of Sotogrande to our film studio in Marbella to the real life Western film sets in Almeria. As well as amazing spaces to stay and film in, you’ll be getting your adrenaline going! Adventure and team building is a big part of camp so whether it’s riding waves, scaling rocks, zip lining or kayaking up rivers you’ll come back feeling fearless and having forged memories for life.

PRICING TABLE
UPCOMING FILM CAMPS
WEEKEND CAMP
€250
8 – 17 years
Non Residential
Guadalmina
(lifts from Sotogrande)
FEBRUARY WESTERN CAMP
€550
12 – 17 years
Residential
Fort Bravo – Almeria
(lifts from Sotogrande & Marbella)
EASTER CAMP
€400
from
8 – 17 years
Residential & Non Residential
Finca La Alcaidesa,
Sotogrande
SUMMER CAMP SOTOGRANDE
€400
8 – 17 years
Non Residential
Sotogrande
International School
SUMMER CAMP TARIFA
€800
12 – 17 years
Residential
Punta Paloma,
Tarifa

Claire Laho-Mccormack
Parent

Both My Daughter aged 13 and my son age 9 absoulutely love Mad Hatters Film Camp. Kirsten, Sam and Jamie make it so much fun, always coming up with new ideas. There is just nothing else that compares to it here on the coast. For me it’s lovely to see both my children enjoy something together. My daughter had the best birthday party there, my son has already put in a request for his! Thank you Mad Hatters for giving my children such fun weekends we look forward to many more!!

James Squires
Parent

My son has just finished a weekend at the Film Camp and loved every minute! He could barely contain his excitement when he arrived home and is still talking about it now! He’s learned lots, met some great people and been truly inspired. Thank you!

Cathy Riva
Parent

My daughter spent a week filled with fun and adventure. I highly recommend this camp. The team is terrific and the movies are so fun. Something we will treasure forever, and look forward to doing again next year.

Isabel Saunders-Lagrillière
Parent

My daughter started attending the weekend film camps earlier this year and she absolutely loves them! From the moment we entered Mad Hatters’ beautiful HQ on the beach till we watched the first movie she participated in, we just new that this was the right thing for her. Professional, fun, creative, cool, educational – I cannot praise or recommend them highly enough

Lis O'Kelly
Parent

Our son has just completed his first Film Camp and had an amazing time. We are so impressed. Sam and Kirsten & team are so friendly and really helpful with all our questions and our son’s needs. He came out having had a great time and having learnt so much. He just can’t wait for the next one!! Highly recommended.

Kerry Wickersham
Parent

Totally authentic experience. Just brilliant…creative, expressive, inclusive, collaborative and with amazing results every time. Highly recommended.

Harriet Aide
Parent

My kiddies have all loved every second of the camps they have been on … and the overseas family have equally loved seeing their films…. and we parents have loved the peace and quiet knowing our kids are safe and having fun.

Alison Cuddy
Parent

My daughter Alexis was very shy and wasn’t sure about going. After coming back from her first day at Film camp she was hooked! She had an amazing week and I really noticed how much more confident she was! She loved the instructors and is so happy with all things she had learnt from it…she’s still buzzing and cant wait for Summer Camp!

Sanna Wright
Parent

Amazing! My son just finished two days of film camp and he loved it and can’t wait for the next one to start. Will definitely be sending him again, great confidence booster and great team to teach the kids and take care of them! So happy we let him try this! Thank you all at mad hatters.

Sofia Saunders-Lagrilliere
MadHatter

It’s a new way of making friends and feeling comfortable around people, it was the best experience of my life.

Paul Mackow
MadHatter

You can make and star in your own movies, you can do want you want, if you love a story that you created you can make it, dreams come true here.

START YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOMING A FILMMAKER. LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!