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Future Filmmakers Workshop

What is the Future Filmmakers Workshop?

About the Program

The Future Filmmakers Workshop is a FREE, intensive 14 week high school program where all aspects of filmmaking are taught to develop a student's personal vision and voice to those that feel underrepresented in the film industry.  

An emphasis is placed on personal storytelling and learning how to articulate oneself creatively through an understanding of the technical elements of making a movie.  Students are provided with a DSLR, edit with Adobe Premiere, and will learn how to produce, direct, edit, several short individual and collaborative films between February and May.

The workshop provides exposure to the profession through:

  • Hands-on experience in movie-making techniques
  • Screenings and discussions of important professional works 
  • Discussions with professional filmmakers and Tisch faculty

Qualities of an Ideal Candidate

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Strong previous interest and participation in the arts
  • Academic achievement
  • Ability to work as a team member in producing personal, visually dramatic projects projects
  • A firm commitment to completing the entire workshop, which will be held on twelve Saturdays from February through May

Photo by Dylan Kenseth


The spring 2018 application is now open!

Application Deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00pm ET.

The program meets on Saturdays in the spring. Exact dates are to be announced.

Join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017 for the Future Artists Open House. More details will be announced soon!

More dates and deadlines are available on the Tisch Special Programs Admissions Calendar.

How to Apply

Please read through the Spring Future Artists Program Requirements Page to learn how to apply. 

If you have questions about the program or the application, please contact the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at 212.998.1701 or e-mail future.filmmakers@nyu.edu.