Who We Are

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

The Underground Academy of Cinematic Arts is a faith-based, arts/education nonprofit that is committed to helping students discover their stories through film/media/broadcast, providing teens with educational programming, competition, award recognition, teen experiences, and a sense of community.

We know that stories change lives. We know that 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.