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Future Filmmakers Workshop


The Future Filmmakers Workshop is a FREE intensive twelve 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

Participants are Juniors in High School or younger, and hail from high schools in the five boroughs of New York City as well as from (but not limited to) Westchester County, Long Island, New Jersey, parts of Philadelphia and Connecticut.

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

Please read through the Spring Future Artist Program Requirements Page to learn how to apply. And check out the Tisch Special Programs Admissions Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

If you have questions about the program or the application you can e-mail us at future.filmmakers@nyu.edu or call 212-998-1701