After School Film Institute
Educating students in the filmmaking process.
Our MissionThe After School Film Institute (ASFI) brings notable film professionals into middle and high schools around Miami-Dade County, introducing students not only to the tools and crafts involved in the modern, technically-complex craft of film making, but also providing mentoring to students with the aim of building life skills such as leadership, group dynamics, accountability, time and deadline management, as well as introducing them to modern tools which assist in organization building and project management.
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 opportunities to create original works with guidance and mentorship of leading industry creatives; ultimately resulting in a pipeline between participating schools and creative industries.
ASFI students have participated in national and international film festivals, and have even gone on to construct their own media businesses directly out of high school, servicing clients throughout the state of Florida with their new-found skills and invigorated talents. Additionally, many ASFI alumni have been accepted at some of the most prestigious film schools in the country.
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.