Who We Are

The region’s only program for high school and middle school students who love to make and watch films!

The UG Academy of Cinematic Arts is a faith-based, arts/education nonprofit that helps students discover their stories through film, media, and broadcast. We provide educational programs, film competitions, a Midwest film festival, and teen experiences.

We know that stories change lives and people stretch, grow, feel, change, inspire, and innovate because of stories. We become our best selves, witness our worst, and truly live our lives through stories. When the next generation tells stories well, they become empowered and elevate their communities in ways we can only begin to imagine.