Full Sail’s Future Filmmaker Program Returns to Florida Film Festival

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The Future Filmmaker program, taking place on Full Sail's campus during the Florida Film Festival, will feature a presentation from a visiting filmmaker, courtesy of the Festival, as well as a tour of Full Sail's soundstages and film facilities.

For the second year in a row, Full Sail Real World Education will be hosting the Future Filmmaker program in conjunction with the Florida Film Festival. The three-day event will take place on Full Sail’s Winter Park, Florida campus during the festival, from April 13 to 15, and will see nearly 200 students from local high schools visit Full Sail to participate in the program.

Designed and produced by Full Sail’s Film staff and High School Outreach department, the Future Filmmaker Program provides high school students with the opportunity to learn about the filmmaking process from established industry artists. Independent filmmakers from the Florida Film Festival visit Full Sail’s campus to discuss the filmmaking process, including their inspiration and methods. Following their presentation, the filmmakers give students a chance to ask their own questions via an in-depth Q&A session.

Chuck Weiss, Director of Full Sail’s High School Outreach department, explains the benefits of the program. “Students can learn about the process,” says Weiss, “what it takes to become a filmmaker and the passion that is necessary to succeed in the industry.” Students from five local high schools – Edgewater High School, Mulberry High School, Pine Ridge High School, Olympia High School, and Lake Brantley High School – will be participating in the Future Filmmaker program this year.

During their time on campus, participants also get the opportunity to explore the soundstages and postproduction facilities where Full Sail Film students create their films. During the tour, students will be introduced to the intricate workings of the film production process. “The Full Sail campus is the perfect place for aspiring filmmakers to get a look at the different positions and gear that make up a film shoot,” says Weiss.

Full Sail’s Future Filmmaker program will offer two separate sessions per day at the following times, each with a maximum of 50 students:

Morning Session: 9:00am – 10:30am

Afternoon Session: 11:00am – 12:30am

  • Full Sail Real World Education is an entertainment media college located in Winter Park, Florida. Degree programs include Computer Animation, Digital Media, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Design & Development, Recording Arts, and Show Production & Touring. For more details, call 1.800.226.7625, or visit http://www.fullsail.com.
  • Now in its fourteenth year, the Florida Film Festival showcases the best in American independent and foreign films. For more information, including a complete schedule, ticket details, and film descriptions, please visit http://www.floridafilmfestival.com.

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