This experience has inspired me to go to school for film and audio production

Fourthwall showed me that my dreams were achievable.

I have a confidence in my ability to actually succeed at something and school this fall was much better because of it. I am now looking at colleges with film majors

I love the the idea of furthering their writing skills, collaboration skills, interpersonal skills, at the same time they have fun making a movie. This program builds creativity and innovation.

My son will never forget this experience. It provided a multi layer approach to expose him to the entire filmmaking process, improve and offer new skills, collaborate as part of a team, allow creative freedom and, importantly, help boost his confidence.

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Fourthwall Spotlight

Xander Dean Wynn;
In My Own Words

Fourthwall Films


Congrats to all our filmmakers. Saturation, Into The Abyss, Away Yet Awake, Imperial Theater and Artsville Moving Forward have all been recognized by local and regional film festivals. And that's just since November 2021!


Congratulations to all of our young filmmakers whose work was recognized on the film festival circuit.

Away Yet Awake
Audience Choice Award, 2021 OINK Film Festival
Official Selection, 2022 Athens Film + Video Festival
Honorable Mention, 2022 Atlanta High School Film Festival
Official Selection, 2022 All American High School Festival
Finalist, 2022 Raleigh Film & Art Festival
Audience Choice Award, 2022 Golden Lion Student Festival
Most Inspirational Film, 2022 Golden Lions Student Film Festival
Special Selection & Screening, 2022 OTR International Film Festival

Winner, Best Narrative, 2021 OINK Film Festival
Nominee Best Narrative, 2022 Atlanta High School Film Festival

Into The Abyss
Honorable Mention, 2022 Atlanta High School Film Festival

Imperial Theater-Mohawk Arts District
Semi Finalist, 2022 Atlanta High School Film Festival
Official Selection, 2021 OINK Film Festival

Artsville Moving Forward
Official Selection, 2021 OINK Film Festival


University of Cincinnati/Aiken School ESL


For the past few months, Fourthwall and a film class from the University of Cincinnati have been collaborating on short films to highlight the extraordinary stories of Aiken School's refugee program.

Aiken School in the College Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati is not only a shining example of a great public school, but is also home to one of the most extraordinary ESL programs you will ever find.

Aiken ESL program, is home away from home for 80 refugee students who have come from as far away as Burundi, Nepal, Uganda, Rwanda, Syria, Mexico, and Guatemala just to name a few.

Each day, in addition to academics and learning the English language, they participate in agricultural programming, STEM clubs, chess clubs, mentorship programs, co-ops,  and more. Aiken students worked with UC students to to get some of these stories on film.



Summer Film Camp

Fourthwall and CAPA teamed up again this summer offering a film camp from July 27th through August 5th in Madisonville. Some terrific filmmaking went on including a unique point of view on Dyslexia as well as the obligatory horror flick (see picture above).

Our award winning film camp is back and we still have a few spots open. But hurry, this camp fills up every year!

Camp Dates: Monday July 27th – Friday August 5th
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (M-F)
Location: Artsville, Madisonville

Camp participants will cover:

  • Storytelling & Scriptwriting
  • Camera-Production Workshop
  • Audio-Production Workshop
  • Production Planning
  • On location shooting
  • Editing

Click on the film icon to go to CAPA’s website for registration or email us if you have any questions.

Just the production of one short film, from end to end, introduces the student to a dozen different creative career possibilities. But the production process the student goes through in making that film is unmatched in empowering that same student to develop collaborative, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication skills...21st century skills...that every employer requires but students do not yet possess.

Frank O'FarrellDirector, Fourthwall Youth Studios

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A selection of films we think you might like

Aiken ESL 8:30

Produced during the 2022 spring semester, this collaboration with Film and Media Studies students at the University of Cincinnati, illustrates some of the extraordinary resources available to ESL and refugee students at Aiken. The program is run by Aaron Parker and is a hidden gem at Cincinnati Public Schools.

Democracy & Me 3:30

Democracy & Me is a podcast offered by Cincinnati Public Radio to area youth. Students learn about the importance of civics, voting and other social issues. In this video they visit the radio station on their first day of their internship.

When The Smoke Clears 5:30

Commissioned by St. Elizabeth Medical Center and administered by Artswave, Fourthwall was asked to facilitate the production of an anti vaping PSA, to be written and produced by high schoolers and targeted to middle schools. The final film is a 3-part vignette style, illustrating the damage this risky habit can cause.