September 11, 2014 Announcement
The Florida Film Institute Presents CINERAMA Saturdays.

The Florida Film Institute
in partnership with the Miami Beach Cinematheque


CINERAMA Saturdays

October 11, 2014 to March 14, 2015

Florida Film Institute (FFI) in partnership with the Miami Beach Cinemateque is pleased to announce its award winning comprehensive film workshop “CINERAMA Saturdays.” The FREE 20-week program begins Saturday, October 11, 2014 and runs through March 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshops will be held at Miami Beach Cinematheque located at 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. All teens between the ages 13-18 are invited to attend the open auditions on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10am to 12:30pm @ MBC. Registration is required prior to the audition date.

Audition participants must come prepared with a sample of their creative work for the panel to view. This may include art work, a short poem / film and singing or dancing. Registration deadline is October 3, 2014 for the program audition and is available online at

“CINERAMA Saturdays” will feature an introduction into film producing and screenwriting. The program also incorporates production sessions that will include auditioning, assigning crew, camera positioning and sound/lighting. As part of the 20 week workshops participants will have the opportunity to shoot a short film and present it at a screening scheduled in May 2015. Instruction for the workshops will be provided by local film industry professionals. Participants who are selected for the program will pay a $100 registration fee to cover the cost of filming day meals and supplies/materials for the workshops.

“We are very excited to bring back this series of filmmaking workshops for teens in the South Florida community,” said Stephanie Martino, Founder and President of FFI.

“The Miami Beach Cinematheque is happy to partner with FFI in providing a space where students can learn the craft of filmmaking from pre-production all the way through the important step of marketing.” says Dana Keith, Founder and Director of MBC.

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.