Filmmakers Collective




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As part of a long-running partnership, Sarah Lawrence College and the International Film Institute of New York (IFI) offer a unique opportunity to learn the art of filmmaking in an in-depth, supportive, and intimate program.

The focus of this five-week Intensive is on storytelling and developing the skill sets necessary to translate the written page onto the screen. This is the backbone of the program, in which every student produces and directs their own four- to six-minute finished project. Along the way, technical aspects necessary to produce a final film—everything from operating cameras, to setting up lights, to capturing sound will be covered. Enjoy small sized classrooms with instructors that will give you the attention needed to excel.

We welcome students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades the following fall. Commuter students must be age 14 or older at the start of the program. Residential students must be age 15 or older at the start of the program.

Graduated from high school? Check out the Filmmakers Collective for Adults.

Full details on the 2019 program will be posted to this site by early November, 2018. Check back soon!