2023 Summer Film Camp

June 19 to July 28, 2023

The Florida Film Institute (FFI), in partnership with Coral Gables Art Cinema, is producing the 13th annual Summer Film Camp!

FFI’s Summer Film Camp is a 6-week intense filmmaking program that will take place from June 19, 2023 – July 28, 2023 at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, located at 260 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables. 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.

FFI and the theater have created a safe environment for staff & students to attend in-person. The camp will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm. All CDC guidelines and protocols will be in place. All FFI staff have been fully vaccinated/boosted for Covid 19. At this time, face masks will not be optional. In the event that a student (or family member) tests positive for the virus we will adhere to the CDC guidelines.

The fee for the 2023 Summer Film Camp is $750 plus a $50 reg. fee – total of $800. Even though prices are skyrocketing around us, FFI has been able to keep our fees lower than anticipated.

AND – at no additional cost FFI will be providing high end filmmaking software Apps to each student that can be downloaded to their cell phones – they will have permanent access to these online tools even after the camp program is over.

Food is not provided, students will need to bring their own drink/snack/lunch.

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

FFI is offering a limited number of full and partial 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 session for the full 6 weeks. If you are unable to commit to the camp schedule (June 19- July 28) then please do not apply for a scholarship.


- Copy of the student’s current report card

- Letter from the parent outlining the financial need


- 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.

Registration for this program is now closed.

Check out the rest of our Summer Film camp program!