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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 be involved in something that will eventually lead them to productivity in their overall life. And new this year… The Florida Film Institute in partnership with The School of Entertainment and Design Technology 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 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 2018- 2019 CINEMA program will be John A. Ferguson Senior High School, Westland Hialeah Senior High School and Young Men’s Preparatory Academy. Sessions at each of the three sites will run 2 days per week, every week for the duration of the school year.

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 have a chance:

  • Learning Film Studies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Team Work
  • Writing Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Production/Deadline Skills