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It is with great excitement to announce that we are celebrating the 11th anniversary of producing the summer film camp, in partnership with The Coral Gables Art Cinema. FFI’s Summer Film Camp is a six week intense filmmaking program that takes place from June 21, 2021 – July 30, 2021. Assuming it is safe for staff & students to attend in person, the camp will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm. There will be two field trips which will take place during the camp sessions on select Fridays. FFI will give up to 25 high school students ages 13 to 18 the opportunity to focus on essential and practical aspects of commercial motion picture production, including script preparation, cinematography, lighting, sound recording, directing, editing, acting and music. The program will feature instruction by South Florida Film Industry professionals. At the end of the session participants will showcase their short film project at the theater. The camp will be held at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, located at 260 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables.

The fee for the 2021 summer film camp is $725 plus a $50.00 reg. fee – total of $775.00.

Interested students need to fill out a required registration form and then a phone interview will be set up with the parent and also the student.

This year we hope to be able to offer a limited number of full scholarships to students in need of financial assistance (SCHOLARSHIPS ARE FOR MIAMI-DADE RESIDENTS ONLY). In order to apply for the scholarship you will need to email us the following information:

Please be advised that scholarship recipients are required to attend every virtual session for the full 6 weeks. If you are unable to commit to the camp schedule (June 21- July 30) then please do not apply for a scholarship.

Requirements:

  • Copy of the student’s current report card
  • Letter from the parent outlining the financial need
    OR
  • Proof of school / participant in a Lunch Assistant Program

Please send your documentation via email to: meagan@flfilminstitute.org

Once FFI has reviewed the documents a phone interview will be set up with the parent as well as the student. All applicants will be notified if they have been granted a scholarship for the program.

PLEASE NOTE: Upon acceptance into the film camp program, each student (scholarship and non-scholarship participants) will be required to pay a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee.

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VIRTUAL

In the event that the COVID19 pandemic has not lifted in our communities, FFI film camp will take place virtually again.  Even though we cannot be in person…. we are moving forward and celebrating the 11th anniversary of producing the award-winning summer film camp in partnership with The Coral Gables Art Cinema! This is a six week intense filmmaking program that will take place June 21, 2021 – July 30, 2021. The camp will meet via ZOOM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm. There will be short breaks in between each hour. This camp is geared to high school students ages 13 to 18 who seek an opportunity to practice formal film production methods. Students will be using their own devices to create projects, mainly smartphones which are vastly becoming a dynamic tool in filmmaking!

The program will feature instruction by film industry professionals. FFI is currently offering this program to our after school CINEMA students and the platform has been a huge success. Short films and experimental projects will be created this summer.

FFI fiercely believes that the overall camp experience and creativity will be equal to what we had planned prior to the pandemic situation. This will be an interactive, educational and exciting program that provides a new way to develop and create film projects!

AND – at no additional cost FFI will be providing high end filmmaking software to each student that can be downloaded –  and they will have permanent access to these online tools even after the camp program is over. However, there are virtual requirements needed by each camp participant:

  • Internet Service: Stable signal: 25 Mbps (Adequate), 100+ Mbps (Good)
  • Home computer: Zoom meetings and Production Work (iOS 11.1 +, Windows 10/NT +)
  • Smart Phone: Apple with iOS 11.1 or higher, or “most” Android 6.0 or newer platforms
  • Additional Equipment: Cameras, Editing software, filmmaking tools, etc.

The fee for the 2021 summer film camp is $725 plus a $50.00 reg. fee – total of $775.00.

Interested students need to fill out a required registration form and then a phone interview will be set up with the parent and also the student.

Please note there are a limited number of full scholarships to students in need of financial assistance (SCHOLARSHIPS ARE FOR MIAMI-DADE RESIDENTS ONLY). In order to apply for the scholarship you will need to email us the following information:

Please be advised that scholarship recipients are required to attend every virtual session for the full 6 weeks. If you are unable to commit to the camp schedule (June 21- July 30) then please do not apply for a scholarship.

Requirements:

  • Copy of the student’s current report card
  • Letter from the parent outlining the financial need
    OR
  • Proof of school / participant in a Lunch Assistant Program

Please send your documentation via email to: meagan@flfilminstitute.org

Once FFI has reviewed the documents a phone interview will be set up with the parent as well as the student. All applicants will be notified if they have been granted a scholarship for the program.

PLEASE NOTE: Upon acceptance into the film camp program, each student (scholarship and non-scholarship participants) will be required to pay a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee.

REGISTER FOR FILM CAMP