Florida Film Institute (FFI) in partnership with the Miami Beach Cinemateque is pleased to announce its award winning comprehensive film workshop “CINERAMA Saturdays.” The FREE 20-week program begins Saturday, October 11, 2014 and runs through March 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshops will be held at Miami Beach Cinematheque located at 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. All teens between the ages 13-18 are invited to attend the open auditions on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. @ MBC. Registration is required prior to the audition date.

Audition participants must come prepared with a sample of their creative work for the panel to view.  This may include art work, a short poem/film and singing or dancing.  Registration deadline is October 3, 2014 for the program audition and is available online at

“CINERAMA Saturdays” will feature an introduction into film producing and screenwriting. The program also incorporates production sessions that will include auditioning, assigning crew, camera positioning and sound/lighting. As part of the 20 week workshops participants will have the opportunity to shoota short filmand present it at a screening scheduled in May 2015.   Instruction for the workshops will be provided by local film industry professionals.  Participants who are selected for the program will pay a $100 registration fee to cover the cost of filming day meals and supplies/materials for the workshops.

“We are very excited to bring back this series of filmmaking workshops for teens in the South Florida community,” said Stephanie Martino, Founder and President of FFI. “‘CINERAMA Saturdays’ does an excellent job of teaching the basics of filmmaking, and provides a unique opportunity of creating a film.”

“The Miami Beach Cinematheque is happy to partner with FFI in providing a space where students can learn the craft of filmmaking from pre-production all the way through the important step of marketing.” says Dana Keith, Founder and Director of MBC.

“Cinerama Saturdays” is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, TheMiami Beach Cinemateque and VideoLab Solutions, Inc.

Founded in 1992, the Florida Film Institute teaches the art, science and business of filmmaking through a series of workshops designed to inspire and empower aspiring filmmakers, providing them with the know-how to create their own film. Since its inception in 1992, FFI has mentored over 6,000 middle and high school students from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and in the past 22 years, FFI student films have received 78 exciting awards in filmmaking. For more information about the workshops offered visit

The mission of the Miami Beach Cinematheque is to present, promote, preserve and create CINEMA as an art-form (as well as its related components such as new digital media, photographic arts, and video).  Miami Beach Cinematheque is located at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.  For information and advance tickets visit


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