Fourthwall Youth Studios, a filmmaking and digital media program for youth in Junior High and High School. We are located at 1324A Main St. in the heart of Cincinnati’s resurgent OTR district and offer summer and after school programming in filmmaking, digital media and technology.

Award Winning Films For 2018

Congrats to our 2018 Award Winners!
“Unmasked”, “Side Effects”, “Love Tuition”, “Nutcase”, and “In A Momintz Time” were selected to the 2018 Cincinnati Independent Film Festival.
“True Colors” and “Unmasked” were selected to the OTR International Film Festival. “Side Effects” and
“Unmasked” were selected to the All American High School Film Festival.
“Side Effects” also won Best Short Narrative at the Golden Lion Festival Awards. “Unmasked” and “Nutcase” took 1st and 2nd place honors in the Junior High Category.

Fourthwall Youth Studios

At Fourthwall we believe intelligence comes in many forms. Grades are not the only barometer for success. We offer you an alternative path to success through film production and digital media, giving you the opportunity to fulfill your potential. From 21st skills development, to a portfolio, to after school jobs, to building a network and college and career guidance, Fourthwall can help you write your own story.

Impact 100 Grant Recipient

Activities Beyond The Classroom/Fourthwall Youth Studios were announced as an 2019 Impact 100 Grant Recipient.

The $109,000 grant award will help fund the purchase and design of a mobile video truck, enabling Fourthwall to offer our award winning filmmaking program to communities throughout the Cincinnati area.

And congrats to the other worthy winners Cincinnati Works, Nest, and St. Vincent DePaul. But most of a all a HUGE thank you to Impact 100!


Students! Interested in working on paid projects for real clients?
We are hiring students now!

Thanks to the generosity of Artswave and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Fourthwall has been engaged to develop a video on the dangers of Vaping and E-Cigarettes. We are looking for additional crew members for paid freelance positions in writing , production and editing.

Click on our Crews For Hire page for more information. But hurry, the project starts now and will need to be delivered by 12/31!

Fourthwall Youth Studio participants will be immersed in an intensive, hands-on, professional style production. All equipment will be provided. We will mentor you through the production process and take you on field trips to companies where creativity is applied on a daily basis. You and your team will expected to complete a finished film, on time and on budget.

You will go through the following production process as you make your film as part of a team.

You will also develop skills you may not have but will need >>>

  • Film Critique
  • Story Development
  • Script Writing
  • Production Planning
  • Script Breakdown/Shot Blocking
  • Shooting
  • Editing
  • Graphics and Animation
  • Field Trips
  • Premiere
  • Film Festival Submissions

Parents & Students! ART = 21st CENTURY SKILLS

SKILLS GAP: Percentage of employers who say graduates' 21st Century skills are falling short in these critical areas. The filmmaking discipline can help you develop many of these skills and get you ready for your next adventure.

Working Effectively with Others in Teams — 63%
 Critical/Analytical Thinking — 74%
Being Innovative/Creative — 75%
Written Communication — 73%
Applying Knowledge/Skills To Real World — 77%
Working With People From Different Backgrounds — 82%
Analyzing/Solving Complex Problems — 76%
Organizing/Evaluating Information — 71%

Reel News

Falling Short...

Employers give graduates lower scores for preparedness across learning outcomes than current students gives themselves.

The Association For American Colleges and Universities.
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