May 15, 2007 – Lights, Camera, Camp. Florida Film Institute Offers Summer Camp for Aspiring Filimmakers and Actors.


Sofia Saltzgaver / Jorge Martinez
The Conroy Martinez Group

Miami, FL – May 15, 2007 – It’s time to plan your summer and join the Florida Film Institute as they present, CINEMA, a film education summer camp sponsored by the City of Miami Mayor’s Heart of our Parks Summer Program. The film camp will be held at Athalie Range Park, located at 525 NW 62 Street, from June 11 to July 27. Up to 30 middle school and high school students are invited to attend the workshops that meet on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Beginning this summer, FFI will give students the opportunity to focus on essential and practical aspects of commercial motion picture production, including script preparation, cinematography, lighting, sound recording, directing, acting and music. The program will feature instruction by Writer/Director Alyn Darnay, winner of eleven outstanding awards of excellence, including four “Best of Show” Telly Awards and Tavares Beverly, producer of more than 20 television commercials, six television shows, and actor in the Emmy award winning show “The Awakening.” At the end of the session, participants will showcase their film at the Mayor’s Recital.

Registration is available now at Athalie Range Park and will end on June 4, 2007. The film workshops are free and limited to 30 students. Contact FFI’s office at (305) 891-3456 or the local park manager for information.

Founded in 1992, the Florida Film Institute teaches the art, science and business of filmmaking through a series of workshops designed to inspire and empower aspiring filmmakers, providing them with the know-how to create their own film. The Florida Film Institute acknowledges numerous organizations for their support, especially the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, The Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. City of Miami, 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, Marlins Community Foundation, Cornerstone For Kids, WLRN Public Radio & Television. For more information about the program offered visit