Film2Future (F2F) is a non-profit creative and technical filmmaking program for low-income, diverse LA youth to build a direct pipeline into the entertainment industry. Through filmmaking, students learn life skills such as self-advocacy, confidence, teamwork, budget preparation and resume writing while making short films for their portfolios. Each student receives healthy meals, transportation and use of a computer during the program. We also provide one-on-one professional mentorship to each student in a field of their choice and, upon graduation, work to create a direct pipeline for our students into higher education or into a paid entry-level industry position. Our students have received paid PA jobs and paid internships on Glow, Mayans MC, AP BIO, Superstore, Blindspot, New Amsterdam and at companies Shondaland, Magical Elves, Funny or Die, Ripple Entertainment among others.
F2F launched in 2016 in Los Angeles and has run animation programs, vr programs, narrative filmmaking programs and advertising programs for over 100 students.
Since 2016, 100 students have completed four F2F classes
100% of our 18 year-old students accepted paid internships or PA positions at studios and production companies including Shondaland, Netflix, Funny or Die, etc.
2 students earned full college scholarships, one at USC and one at Syracuse, both are the first in their families to attend college
In addition, F2F has received coverage in Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, KTLA, LA Weekly, Daily News, La Opinion, and FOX LA News.