May 25, 2011 Announcement
Florida Film Institute & Coral Gables Art Cinema 2010-2011 CINEMA Program screenings.

Cinema Program Screenings

Florida Film Institute in partnership with the Coral Gables Art Cinema would like to invite you to the 2010-2011 CINEMA Program screenings on Saturday, June 4th from 11am- 1:30pm at The Coral Gables Arts Cinema. This is a great opportunity for the filmmakers and the public to see the films that were created through FFI’s award-winning film program.

The six schools that we will be showcasing are Robert Morgan Educational Center, Felix Varela Senior High School, Alonzo and Tracy Mourning High School, South Miami Senior High School, Booker T. Washington High School and Turner Technical Arts High School.

Please RSVP to if you will be able to attend this FREE event! The Coral Gables Arts Cinema is located at 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134.

Director: Alexis Rancel
Robert Morgan Educational Center HS
A young aspiring news reporter, Julia Hart, is accustomed to her unusual hours at work. Along with her best friend and camera operator, Bryan White, she is determined to succeed in the business. It seems to be a typical all-nighter for the two, until a series of unexplained events occur. They are reassured when they discover they are not alone.

Director: Greysi Hernandez
Brooker T. Washington SHS
This film is not a typical high school love story. A boy has a crush on a girl and he thinks the feelings are mutual. However, this girl is playing some mind tricks on him and he becomes obsessed with figuring out how to gain her true love. Will they come together at the end? Enjoy the adventures of this twisted love triangle.

Director: Shania Fair
William H. Turner Technical Arts HS
Bullying and taunting is a huge problem in schools across America. This film is about a high school student who is being bullied by his peers. He has reached his breaking point and decides to do something about the constant abuse. This story will show you how a negative experience can turn into a positive outcome.

Director: Elizabeth Pantaleon
Alonzo and Tracy Mourning HS
In a world where reality T.V. is the hottest rage, the seven cast members of the ever so popular “Miami Waves” show shockingly aren’t called back for another season. This Jersey Shore parody is about the characters that are left to fend for themselves in the real world. Can they survive?

Director: Michel Llorens
South Miami SHS
A high school nerd denies the fact that he is not cool. With an older brother who left behind a legacy, he attempts to create a story of his own to leave behind before he graduates.

Director: Carlos Julian
Felix Varela SHS
Twins Marc and Jane Austen had the perfect brother sister relationship. But after their parent’s death, their relationship takes a turn for the worst. Having had a lifelong dream of becoming a writer one day, she enters the talent show and invites Marc to it, hoping that the piece she has written will finally permit them to move past the strain on their relationship.

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.