BFC Filmmaking Bootcamp Summer 2024

Embark on your journey into the captivating world of filmmaking with our immersive two-week workshop designed for beginners. Delve into every facet of the cinematic process, from mastering the art of camera operation and harnessing the power of lighting to capturing pristine soundscapes. Our comprehensive program seamlessly integrates hands-on practice with foundational theory, ensuring a holistic learning experience.

Throughout the workshop, you’ll collaborate with fellow participants to craft a compelling short script, bringing it to life through filming and post-production editing. This practical approach allows you to apply newfound skills in real-time, fostering creativity and confidence in your abilities.

As a culmination of your transformative journey, we’ll host a special screening event featuring a distinguished filmmaker. Engage in thought-provoking discussions as you dissect cinematic masterpieces, gaining invaluable insights into the industry. Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will receive a well-deserved certificate, symbolizing their dedication and achievement in the realm of filmmaking.

Join us and unlock the door to a thrilling career in film, where creativity knows no bounds and storytelling reigns supreme.


Day 1:

    • Introductions
    • The Art of Story Telling Workshop
    • The Standard Script Format Workshop
    • Brainstorming Session for a script

Day 2:

    • Introduction to Cameras Workshop
    • Camera Exercise

Day 3: 

    • Introduction to Lights and Cinematography Workshop
    • Light Exercise
    • Follow up on the script

Day 4:

    • Introduction to Sound Workshop
    • Sound Exercise 
    • Exercise: Putting all together (Lights, Camera, & Sound)

Day 5:

    • Pre-production Workshop
    • Finishing up the Script

Day 6:

    • Shooting the Film
    • Watching the Rushes

Day 7:

    • Shooting the Film
    • Watching the Rushes

Day 8:

    • Editing Workshop

Day 9:

    • Other Post-Production Processes

Day 10:

    • Screening of Guest Established Filmmaker’s Film
    • Q&A with Filmmaker
    • Screening of the Bootcamp Film
    • Distribution of Certificates of Completion



We will cover:

  • The Art of Story Telling
  • Camera Basics
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Script Writing
  • Pre-Production
  • Production
  • Post Production

You will:

  • Write a collaborative script
  • Conduct hands-on exercises with lights, camera, & sound
  • Conduct hands-on preproduction
  • Organize into a team to film the script you write
  • Go through the post-production process to complete the film you shoot 
  • Watch a film by an established filmmaker and join in a Q&A
  • Be assessed by the BFC Team & the guest filmmaker

Level: Beginners

Date: July 01 to July 12, 2024  (10 Sessions total)

Time: Monday to Friday, from 11:00 to 17:00

Place: Solo Films, Monot, Beirut

Tuition: $600/Person – $450 Early-Bird Registration until June 16

Instructor: Samer Beyhum


  • Register now, pay on first day of workshops.
  • Register early & benefit from reduced prices
  • Unfortunately, we have reached the limit of how many scholarships we are able to offer


Samer Beyhum

Samer Beyhum is a Lebanese-Canadian polymath, excelling as a filmmaker, writer, director, editor, sound engineer, post-production specialist, technician, artist, and vegan chef. With a rich history of socially engaged cinema and a diverse body of work, Samer’s award-winning films tackle pressing social issues with authenticity and depth. His versatile interests extend to innovative pedagogy methods, socially relevant content creation, and the artistry of vegan cooking, embodying a holistic approach to education and ethical living. Through his creative endeavors, Samer inspires audiences worldwide to envision a more compassionate and inclusive future.

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