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June 15, 2013 Announcement
Florida Film Institute & Coral Gables Art Cinema 2012-2013 CINEMA Program screenings.

The Florida Film Institute

The Florida Film Institute in partnership with the Coral Gables Art Cinema
would like to invite you to the 2012-2013 CINEMA Program awards and screenings
on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00am – 1:00pm at The Coral Gables Arts Cinema.

We are excited to announce that this year all seven films have been screened and judged by industry professionals. Awards will be given in the following categories: Directing, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Lighting, Sound and Editing.

This is a great opportunity for the student 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 Miami Beach High School, South Dade Senior High School, North Miami Senior High School, Miami Central Senior High School, South Miami Senior High School and Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts. In addition, we will be premiering the film created by the participants in our 2012 summer film camp.

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.

We hope you will be able to join us and help us to applaud all of our amazing and extremely talented student filmmakers!

See you at the movies!

Director: Ryan Haney
Summer Film Camp

A sarcastic teenager, otherwise known as Danny, is dragged into the typical teenage party. A party filled with stupidity, unnecessary drama, and, to put it lightly, complete and utter chaos. Danny tries his hardest to deal with his friends’ “problems”, until his mind eventually drifts off into his own little fantasy, only to be brought back to the dreaded reality.

DORM 969
Dark Comedy
Director: Joey Castillo
Miami Central SHS

Everything seems normal for Brittney, Monique and Cynthia, three college students who move into their dorm as their semester starts. But the building’s walls hide an inconvenient secret . Their dorm is hunted by a peculiar ghost and the girls must try to get out of this party-ruining predicament. And then there’s Hussan MacDoogal, the foreign exchange student who roams the hallways of the college. Is he there to help, or to cause more chaos on this hectic day?

Director: Mateo Lopez
Miami Beach SHS

Calvin Dooley, a high school student, has become a target for Troy Cannon. After getting picked and bullied, a janitor takes a stand and helps Calvin boost his confidence. Troy’s girlfriend, Lucy Stuart is a long-time friend of Calvin. As the Winter Talent Show approaches, Calvin tries to get in contact with her by signing up to play the guitar in the show.

Director: Jeffthe Sebea
North Miami SHS

Blake and Oliver (have been best friends since childhood). One day, Blake has an unpleasant surprise for Oliver; Oliver is now engulfed with anger, Oliver’s little sister gets involved now, and a search to find her brother is of the essence.

Director: Camila Cordoves
South Miami SHS

While serving a Saturday detention, one by one seven students start mysteriously disappearing. Nobody knows why they’re disappearing or what the reason is, and as the hour ticks by, they soon start to realize one thing: nobody is safe. Who is the kidnapper? Why are they disappearing? Will they ever be found?

Director: Ruelle Fludz
South Dade SHS

Fitting in during high school is tough. Every day is a battle for social survival and anything that makes you different can keep you on the outside looking in. Like most kids his age, Kyle is just trying to find his place in the world. He wants to make friends, maybe even meet a girl, and bring people into his world. But he is different. He lives in a world of Silence.

Director: Angela Talley
A & P Mays Conservatory of the Arts

Elizabeth, a girl who believes she should be the center of attention and can manipulate anybody, comes up with an evil plan to help her old school win the state championship.

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.

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