FFI after school CINEMA program will provide a creative and educational outlet for students that need to focus on their potential and also help them plan for their future careers. In addition, the vision of this program is to provide a fun, captivating and necessary environment that allows students to be involved in something that will eventually lead them to productivity in their overall life. With the use of state of the art filmmaking apps and high end technical/digital platforms, we are able to produce mobile creators! FFI’s students have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment such as the Black Magic camera during hands-on instruction. These cameras are the most extensible in the world. This type of high level technology will help guide our students to expand their creative vision and artistic endeavors.
The Florida Film Institute in partnership with The School of Entertainment and Design Technology at Miami Dade College North Campus, is pleased to 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 Associates and Bachelors degree with the college. Please Note: students who do not qualify for DE can still participate in the CINEMA program!
The three Miami-Dade county public schools that will be participating in the 2023 – 2024 after-school CINEMA program are John A. Ferguson Senior High School, Miami Northwestern Senior High School and William H. Turner Technical Arts High School. Sessions at each of the three sites will run 2 days per week, every week for the duration of the school year.
Please Note: this program is only open to students currently enrolled at 3 M-DCPS designated high schools, no exceptions!
Through hands-on instruction and coaching from working film and broadcasting professionals, students learn about film industry/careers, script writing, pre-production, sound, camera, editing, directing, and acting as they plan for, and they produce. The workshops consist of a short lecture with a Q and A session followed by hands-on experience working in teams with professional film equipment.
FFI offers perks to our students which include: After-school snacks each day, movie tickets to local theaters for good attendance and Community Service Hours (which are based on the time/days of attendance during the program and will be distributed at the end of each semester).
- Fall Semester – Screenwriting 1
- Spring Semester – Film Production 1: Intro To The Film Process
Through this program students will be introduced to:
- Film Studies
- Critical Thinking
- Team Work
- Writing Skills
- Technical Skills
- Production/Deadline Skills