After School Film Institute
Educating at-risk students in the filmmaking process.
Our MissionASFI brings renowned industry professionals into underserved inner-city schools. We provide students with unique opportunities to explore and create the projects involved in the filmmaking process under the supervision of celebrated industry mentors.
In its involvement of distinguished industry and community leaders, ASFI aims to bring together the South Florida community under a single banner with a unified goal: Offering students in underserved schools opportunities to create original works with guidance and mentorship of leading industry creatives; ultimately resulting in a pipeline between participating schools and creative industries.
Together with industry mentors, students explore underlying concepts essential to the art of filmmaking. Previous workshops studies have included concepts in dialogue study, directing actors, production leadership, abstractions in image composition, texture and color theory, and dialogue mixing. We help to build a complete foundation for our students to grow in this industry.
ASFI partners with renown industry professionals to bring cutting-edge technical and artistic expertise to participating students. Previous and current program mentors include award-winning filmmakers behind such titles as Iron Man 3, the Transformers Saga, The Walking Dead, Moonrise Kingdom, the multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winning series Modern Family, as well as the Academy Award winning film Moonlight.
In addition to cutting-edge training in advanced technologies, students are challenged to confront an array of obstacles in leadership, group dynamics, accountability, team-building, logistics planning, and project management. As a result, the program aims to instill confidence, leadership, and team-building skills in each participating student. Life skills that will serve them for years to come.