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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! 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 Bachelor’s degree 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 2021 – 2022 CINEMA program will be Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School, John A. Ferguson Senior High School and Miami Lakes Educational Center. Sessions at each of the three sites will run 2 days per week, every week for the duration of the school year.

All CDC/COVID guidelines & protocols are in place for in person instruction.

Please note – this program is only open to students currently enrolled at these 3 specific 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.

  • 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