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2023-24 CINEMA Screening & Awards Show

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FFI Cinema Show 2023-24

2023-24 CINEMA Screening & Awards Show

May 22nd, 2024 @ Miami Dade College, N. Campus
9AM – Red Carpet Arrivals + SEDT Studio Tour
10AM – Premiere Screening + Awards Show
12PM – Lunch Reception

Thanks to everyone who helped make this years CINEMA Program a huge success!

FILM PROJECTS BY: John A. Ferguson Senior High School, Miami Northwestern Senior High School, William H. Turner Technical Arts High School

SPONSORED BY: The Children’s Trust, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Florida Division of Arts and Culture, Videolab Solutions, Miami Dade College School of Entertainment & Design Technology

See Our 2023-24 CINEMA Program! (PDF)

THIS YEARS WINNERS

BEST HAIKU
1st Place – BLOOM (JFSHS)
2nd Place – GREEN GRASS (TTAHS)
3rd Place – BERRY SUMMERS (JFSHS)
BEST NARRATIVE FILM POSTER
1st Place – THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (JFSHS)
2nd Place – DEEP TREBLE (JFSHS)
3rd Place – US-J4 (MNWSHS)
BEST SCREENPLAY
1st Place – D-BALL (TTAHS)
2nd Place – THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (JFSHS)
3rd Place – DEEP TREBLE (JFSHS)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
1st Place – US-J4 (MNWSHS)
2nd Place – THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (JFSHS)
3rd Place – D-BALL (TTAHS)
BEST EDITING
1st Place – D-BALL (TTAHS)
2nd Place – THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (JFSHS)
3rd Place – US-J4 (MNWSHS)
BEST SOUND RECORDING
1st Place – D-BALL (TTAHS)
2nd Place – THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (JFSHS)
3rd Place – DEEP TREBLE (JFSHS)
BEST LIGHTING
1st Place – THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (JFSHS)
2nd Place – D-BALL (TTAHS)
3rd Place – DEEP TREBLE (JFSHS)
BEST LEAD FEMALE ACTOR
From the film THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (JFSHS, Emma Torres – character of Mackenzie)
BEST LEAD MALE ACTOR
From the film D-BALL (TTAHS, David Fleury – character of Jaquan)
BEST DIRECTOR
Jeffrey Acevedo, THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (JFSHS)
BEST NARRATIVE FILM
DEEP TREBLE (JFSHS)
Congratulations to all FFI students, cast and crew! Have a great summer! See you next school year!

Check Out Our Spring Newsletter

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FFI Spring Newsletter

OUR SPRING NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE!

Greetings, filmmakers and friends! Can you believe how time flies? From holiday hustle to spring break vibes… Our CINEMA students are rocking their projects – from Haiku Poem Videos to Narrative Short Films with Micro Films on the way… Plus, our past projects are making waves on the film fest circuit! Stay tuned for our upcoming CINEMA Screening & Awards Show and the 2024 Summer Film Camp – it’s all in our latest newsletter!

Check Out The Newsletter

Votes Are In… For Favorite Micro Film From The 2022-23 CINEMA Program

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Micro Film Winners 2022-2023

THE VOTES ARE IN… FOR FAVORITE MICRO FILM FROM THE 22-23 CINEMA PROGRAM!

The audience choice award has determined the 1st, 2nd + 3rd place winners for last year’s micro projects.

CONGRATS TO ALL OF THE WINNERS!

  • 1st PLACE – Banana Split – John A. Ferguson SHS
  • 2nd PLACE – Time’s Up – Hialeah Gardens SHS
  • 3rd PLACE – Multiple Perspectives – South Miami SHS

Thanks everyone for your time + we truly hope you enjoyed watching/picking your favorite film! Stay tuned for more info re this year’s projects and the CINEMA screening + awards event on May 22nd @ MDC-N campus which is FREE + open to the public!

South Miami Senior High, John A. Ferguson Senior High School, Hialeah Gardens Senior High School, The Children’s Trust, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Florida Division of Arts and Culture

Vote Now For Your Favorite Micro Film From The 2022-23 CINEMA Program

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Micro Films 2022-2023

‘Like’ your favorite video before March 4th @ midnight…
This audience choice award will determine the 1st, 2nd + 3rd place winners for last year’s micro projects.

There are 3 to watch + each are 3 minutes or less in duration.

YouTube Voting Has Ended

*ONLY “LIKE” YOUR FAVORITE 1 PLEASE!

  • Multiple Perspectives – South Miami SHS
  • Banana Split – John A. Ferguson SHS
  • Time’s Up – Hialeah Gardens SHS

Thanks in advance for your time + enjoy watching/picking your favorite film!

South Miami Senior High, John A. Ferguson Senior High School, Hialeah Gardens Senior High School, The Children’s Trust, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Florida Division of Arts and Culture

FFI’s Award-Winning Cinema Program to Offer Dual Enrollment for Qualified High School Students

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FFI Cinema Program

MIAMI – September 4th, 2018 – The Florida Film Institute (FFI), in partnership with the School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT) 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 associate and bachelor’s degrees 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 Cinematographers in Education and Media Arts (CINEMA) program are John A. Ferguson Senior High School, Westland Hialeah Senior High School and Young Men’s Preparatory Academy.

“FFI is the first organization in South Florida to offer a dual enrollment program in filmmaking. This expansion of our current model gives students an amazing opportunity to earn free college credit in filmmaking while learning. CINEMA does an excellent job of teaching the basics of the craft and provides the unique educational experience of creating a project in a team based setting” says Stephanie Martino, founder and president of FFI.

SEDT offers training in a variety of exciting careers in creative industries such as computer animation, film production, graphic design, music business, TV production, web design and photography. SEDT is a community of scholars, professionals, and partnerships whose mission is to provide access to an affordable, world-class education by combining technical, theoretical, and practical hands-on experience to empower students to meet the increasing demands of the local entertainment and multi-media industries. In addition, SEDT serves those who are currently employed in the industry and desire to upgrade and enhance their skills.

For more information about MDC-N and its programming, please call 305.237.1696 or check out the website www.mdc.edu/sedt.

About CINEMA

Celebrating 26 years of inspiring filmmakers, FFI’s Cinematographers in Education and Media Arts (CINEMA) enriches the educational platform for young adults by providing a hands-on learning experience that teaches the art, business and science of filmmaking. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and with the support of the 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, Coral Gables Art Cinema and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

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