Teens of LA Film Fest | Resources

Filmmaking During COVID-19

Making a film is a collaborative process. However, in this unprecedented time, we ask that you respect local orders for physical distancing in order to keep yourself, and all Angelenos, safe and healthy.

We also believe that creativity is essential in difficult times. We encourage you to use library resources to explore and make your art–please see below for some recommended books, videos, and online classes related to filmmaking, storytelling, and animation.

We know you’ll create work that reflects our times. Please contact us if we can help in any way.

Tutorials and Videos

Let’s Make Movies! A Free Online Filmmaking Workshop for Kids and Teens

An introductory filmmaking workshop presented by The Echo Park Film Center.

Submitting your Film with Film Freeway

Ask a Librarian Live: Teens of LA Film Fest

Learn about the film festival and hear from two educators who give advice and recommend tools for student filmmakers.

Filmmaking Resources

Apps and Software

  • OpenShot - Free video editor (macOS, Windows, Linux)
  • Blender - Free editing, animation, and 3D compositing tool (macOS, Windows, Linux)
  • WeVideo - Free web-based video editor


Online Classes