September 4, 2018 Announcement
FFI’s Award-Winning Cinema Program to Offer Dual Enrollment for Qualified High School Students
MIAMI – September 4th, 2018 – The Florida Film Institute (FFI), in partnership with the School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT) at Miami Dade College – North Campus, is excited to now offer dual enrollment for those high school students interested in pursuing a career in film or television. The dual enrollment program will offer qualified students the option to earn credits towards their associate and bachelor’s degrees with the college. FFI is able to provide this program as a direct result of being awarded a youth development grant from The Children’s Trust.
The three Miami-Dade public schools that will be participating in the 2018-2019 Cinematographers in Education and Media Arts (CINEMA) program are John A. Ferguson Senior High School, Westland Hialeah Senior High School and Young Men’s Preparatory Academy.
“FFI is the first organization in South Florida to offer a dual enrollment program in filmmaking. This expansion of our current model gives students an amazing opportunity to earn free college credit in filmmaking while learning. CINEMA does an excellent job of teaching the basics of the craft and provides the unique educational experience of creating a project in a team based setting” says Stephanie Martino, founder and president of FFI.
SEDT offers training in a variety of exciting careers in creative industries such as computer animation, film production, graphic design, music business, TV production, web design and photography. SEDT is a community of scholars, professionals, and partnerships whose mission is to provide access to an affordable, world-class education by combining technical, theoretical, and practical hands-on experience to empower students to meet the increasing demands of the local entertainment and multi-media industries. In addition, SEDT serves those who are currently employed in the industry and desire to upgrade and enhance their skills.
Celebrating 26 years of inspiring filmmakers, FFI’s Cinematographers in Education and Media Arts (CINEMA) enriches the educational platform for young adults by providing a hands-on learning experience that teaches the art, business and science of filmmaking. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and 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, Coral Gables Art Cinema and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
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.