April 10, 2014 Announcement
Florida Film Institute Presents Lights, Camera, Film… SUMMER CAMP!

The Florida Film Institute
Presents Lights, Camera, Film…

Summer Film Camp, Registration is Now Open!

Florida Film Institute (FFI) is excited to announce a summer partnership with the Coral Gables Cinemateque (CGC). Summer Film Camp begins on June 16 and runs through July 24, 2014. The camp will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm. There will be three field trips which will take place during the camp sessions (on Thursdays). FFI will give 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 total camp fee is available at a reduced rate of $595.00. FFI is able to offer this discounted fee to each participant because of the generosity of our sponsors. If not for their help the regular fee would be $1,660 per student. This year we are able to offer 3 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 by May 30, 2014.


  • Letter from the parent outlining the financial need
  • Copy of the current first page of the 1040 tax return (please black out your SS#)
  • Copy of the latest report card of the student

Once FFI has reviewed the documents a phone interview will be set up with the student. All applicants will be notified by June 4, 2014 if they have been granted a scholarship for the program. For more information or to Register on line visit

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 a16/35mm and industry standard true theatrical quality 2K Digital Cinema Projection with 3D capability, as well as professional Dolby surround sound, 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. The programs are vibrant, diverse, multicultural and multilingual. In addition to film screenings, the Cinema is a cultural hub for filmmakers, other artists and the public, with live performances, great food and drinks, sidebar events and educational activities. The Cinema receives major operating support from Bacardi, the City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Community Foundation; Magnatech Electronics Company; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Knight Foundation and additional contributions from many individuals and businesses. For more information about the Cinema visit

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.


FFI is always seeking financial and in-kind support. In the event that you would like to donate dollars (or maybe just some sense!) please click HERE or contact the FFI office directly and speak with Stephanie.


Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County, Miami Dade College North Campus, School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT), Garnet Productions, Coral Gables Art Cinema, VideoLab Solutions, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.