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Summer Film Camp

FFI's Summer Film Camp is a six week intense filmmaking program that takes place from June 12, 2017 - July 21, 2017. The camp will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm. There will be three field trips which will take place during the camp sessions. 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:



Copy of the student's current report card

Letter from the parent outlining the financial need


Proof of school / participant in a Lunch Assistant Program


Please scan or send your documentation to:

Florida Film Institute, Inc.

640 NE 124th Street

North Miami, Florida 33161


Once FFI has reviewed the documents a phone interview will be set up with the student. All applicants will be notified if they have been granted a scholarship for the program.


The Coral Gables Art Cinema is a project of the Coral Gables Cinemateque, Inc., a non-profit film arts organization. The Cinema, which opened in October of 2010, has a 16/35mm and industry-standard theatrical quality digital projection with 141 stadium-configured seats. The Cinema offers one of the best venues for appreciating alternative film in South Florida. It operates year-round, seven-days-a-week, presenting high quality American independent, foreign and classic films that are not generally available at other theaters in South Florida.


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The Florida Film Institute (FFI) was established to provide students and adults with a nurturing and hands-on environment in the field of Media Arts. Since its inception in 1992, FFI has mentored over 6,320 middle and high school students from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. FFI strives to provide a nurturing environment to teach the art, business and science of filmmaking, so that the participants may have the confidence and experience necessary to consider it as a viable career path.
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