Native American Youth Film Institute (NAYFI) 2016

Aaniin, Bozho, Posoh, Hou Koda to all!

The Native American Youth Film Institute, co-sponsored by the Michigan State University Native American Institute and College of Arts and Letters, is currently accepting applications for our summer camp.  The camp is located on the campus of MSU and is scheduled for JULY 17th to the 22nd.

At the camp, students who attend will:

  1. be provided room and board in a secure MSU dorm (all food and lodging expenses are covered)
  2. create their own individual and/or group short films
  3. receive training and hands-on experience with lighting, sound, storyboarding, shot design, special effects production and other aspects of film and video production
  4. interact with other American Indian youth
  5. enjoy supervised recreation and field experiences

Eligibility and other details about the camp:

  1. The camp is open to American Indian students ages 13-18 (pre-college only)
  2. Priority is given to students who have not applied/attended the camp before
  3. Space is limited to 16 students this year
  4. While room and board costs are covered at the camp, travel to MSU is not
  5. As units within Michigan State University, the Native American Institute and the College of Arts and Letters are committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Dr. John Norder, Director of the Native American Institute, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 517-353-9525 by the application deadline listed below.  Requests received after this deadline will be honored whenever possible.

To apply:

  1. For online applications please click here.
  2. For offline applications please download a hardcopy application (NAYFI_Application_Form_2016.pdf) or contact NAI at 517-353-6632 or 9757 to request an application be mailed to you. 
  3. Applications are due by Tuesday, May 31st.  Notification of acceptance will be sent by mail and/or e-mail on June 6th. 
  4. If we receive and accept more applicants than our 16 student limit, we will put additional students on a waitlist.  Waitlisted students will be notified by June 15th if they will be able to attend the camp.
  5. Accepted students must confirm their planned attendance to the camp upon receipt of their acceptance to give students on the waitlist an opportunity to attend.

For those interested in seeing the types of films produced in the past, please visit our previous partners youtube channel here.