Florida Film Institute (FFI) enriches the educational experience for children and young adults by providing a hands-on learning environment that teaches the art, business and science of filmmaking. With a goal of sparking an interest in the field of Media Arts, FFI implements programming in schools and community-based centers countywide encouraging youth to explore the creative process of cinema through a detailed sequence of activities culminating in the production of their own film.
Film Title "I Sell Chocolates" log line
It's senior year for four high school friends and they realize that it will be quite expensive. Desperate for cash, they seek the help of the most notorious syndicate in school and engage in the profitable business of selling...chocolates. Little do they know that this deal is not as sweet as they first envisioned.
Movie Poster "WISH"
Film Title "MATCH.KOM"
Director and Producer winner of the BEST Film at the FFI Annual Student Screenings
Students on set at TV MDC North Campus
Students at YMPA during a hands-on camera class
Students at MLEC onset during the filming of WISH
In-School CINEMA Program
During each FREE CINEMA series, instructors provide 19 two-hour workshops and one day of film shooting. In-depth workshop topics include script writing sessions that cover story arc, character development, grammar and vocabulary and general literacy; acting; directing; cinematography; introduction to the equipment used in filmmaking; and technical aspects of film shooting, editing, and production.
After-School CINEMA Program
FFI FREE After -School CINEMA program will provide a creative and educational outlet for students that need to focus on their potential and also help them plan for their future careers. In addition, the vision of this program is to provide a fun, captivating and necessary environment that allows students be involved in something that will eventually lead them to productivity in their overall life.
Through hands-on instruction and coaching from working film and broadcasting professionals, students learn about film industry/careers, script writing, pre-production, sound, camera, editing, directing, and acting as they plan for, and they produce. The workshops consist of a short lecture with a Q and A session followed by hands-on experience working in teams with professional film equipment.
CINEMA Summer Film Camp
FFI's Summer Film Camp is a six week intense filmmaking program that takes place mid June 12, 2017 - July 21, 2017. The camp will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm. There will be three field trips which will take place during the camp sessions (on selected Thursdays). FFI will give up to 25 high school students ages 13 to 18 the opportunity to focus on essential and practical aspects of commercial motion picture production, including script preparation, cinematography, lighting, sound recording, directing, editing, acting and music. The program will feature instruction by South Florida Film Industry professionals. At the end of the session participants will showcase their short film project at the theatre. The camp will be held at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, located at 260 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables.
The fee for the 2017 summer film camp $695 plus $50.00 total $745.00.
Interested students need to fill out a required registration form and pay a non-refundable 50.00 fee. A phone interview will be set up with the parent and then the student.
This year we hope to be able to offer a limited number of full scholarships to students in need of financial assistance. In order to apply for the scholarship you will need to send us the following information: