Film and Video - Summer Film Project

The Summer Film Project, founded in 1995, brings students, faculty and industry professionals together on the production of a film.  The preproduction and filming takes place in the summer session.  The fall semester is devoted to postproduction where students complete the film and prepare for its premiere at a local movie theatre and enter it into film festivals across the country.  See these award-winning films as well as the stories behind each production.


Summer Film Project producing feature film for its milestone year!


The Summer Film Project is open to intermediate and advanced film/video majors who then enroll in the following courses:

  • FVP 328 Intermediate Film Practicum
  • FVP 428 Advanced Film Practicum
  • FVP 429 Post Production Film Practicum

Project Schedule




Summer (late June – early August)


FVP 328/428
(Pre-requisite: FVP 424, 328, 321, or 226.)



FVP 429
(Pre-requisite: FVP 330 or CBR 281)

Summer Films Archive

Watch all the produced films from 1998 to 2014

Go to Summer Film Project Archive

Summer Film Project News

21st annual Summer Film Project wraps production

The 21st annual Grand Valley Summer Film Project, "The Lens," wrapped production July 27 after six consecutive days of filming. (read more...)

Summer Film 2015

Summer Film Project marks 20th anniversary

Summer Film Project marks 20th anniversary. The film, Lucky Jay, was written and is being directed by John Harper Philbin, associate professor of Film and Video Production at Grand Valley. (read more about the 20th anniversary...)

20th Summer Film Project

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