Each year, our students learn about a different creative aspect of the film an television industry through a series of intensive, creator-led classes and hands-on workshops, culminating in a finished creative work.
Our 2019 curriculum has not yet been announced - check back soon to find out what we’ll be doing next year!
F2F 2018 - Virtual Reality
In Year 3 of Film2Future’s curriculum, students explored the world of Virtual Reality. The 2018 student VR shorts will premiere at the annual F2F gala on November 7, 2018.
F2F grAD School - Advertising
Fiulm2Future partnered with Deutsch and Steelhead to create a one-of a-kind program, where students learned how to create and produce advertisements for clients. Students wrote and produced advertising spots for clients, based upon the same kind of commercial specifications they’d experience in a real world advertising environment.
F2F 2017 - Animation
Film2Future’s second year focused on animation, with over 80 industry professionals working with our students. During the first week, F2F guided students’ exploration of animation with historical background, storytelling mechanics, pitching how-to’s, exposure to design elements, and an introduction to animation technology. At the end of that week, we divided our 25 students into five teams. Each team collaborated to write and storyboard a short animatic. In the second week, with the guidance of industry mentors, students learned to implement animation production fundamentals: character design panels, layout boards, staging of elements, boarding sequences, spotting sessions, and editing techniques.
After our two-week intensive program concluded, our student teams collaborated with industry professionals to edit and finalize their animatic in preparation for a screening.
F2F 2016 - Narrative Filmmaking
Over the course of our first Film2Future program in 2016, students were introduced to a curriculum that covered multiple facets of the narrative filmmaking process. Participants learned story structure, theme, creating characters, and how to write a screenplay. Students then learned basics of budgeting, scheduling and breaking down screenplays for production, and then moved on to technical days with camera, lighting and sound equipment.
Our class of 19 then split into five groups; each group worked with industry professionals to conceptualize, write and produce a five minute short film. Within each group, each student chose their role of Producer, Director, Sound Mixer, or Director of Photography. We are thrilled to report that we had four female directors, three female DPs, and two of our students even started a production company together!
Our students’ films covered complex subjects well beyond their years — human trafficking, interfaith marriage, coming out to religious parents, pursuing unsupported dreams, and battling AIDs while living on the street.
After completing physical production, the students moved on to post-production, and were taught editing, sound mixing, and music composing skills to complete their short films.
We hosted 23 expert panels covering all aspects of the entertainment business, including writing, directing, acting, editing, camera operating, sound mixing, obtaining representation, producing an independent film, and working in television and digital media. Over 80 industry leading speakers shared their experience, wisdom, and origin stories, including two Oscar® Award winners, an Oscar® Nominee, an Emmy® Award Winner, and two Emmy® Nominees.