The FMFF Student Program has been one of our greatest achievements throughout the past nine years in terms of fulfilling our educational mission.
Each year, we select educational and inspiring films to screen for as many as 1600 local students at the Orpheum Theatre and on-site school classrooms, gymnasiums, and auditoriums. These are the same high-quality films featured in the rest of the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, providing an inspirational and educational experience for our students that they simply cannot receive at the local cineplex!
We also have a travelling student program that heads to students on nearby Hopi and Navajo reservations.
Our primary goal is to provide a free, alternate extra curricular activity and hands-on workshop that students can use to discover and fulfill their passion or hidden talent for media production.
In the current economic climate there is little resource available for the advancement of the arts within the trimmed down district budgets. A program that is capable of providing an opportunity for students to explore their creative energy in an artistic medium that is not commonly offered in public schools is more necessary now than ever before. We are therefore proud to announce that the program will continue and that we are devoting even more resources to guarantee its success. The curriculum includes how to produce a film from budgeting and concept development through marketing it into the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival as well as other documentary film festivals. As a volunteer nonprofit organization we can use all the help we can get to ensure the program’s continued success, so if you are looking for a fun and unique volunteer experience please join us!
We want to create a workshop that focuses on teaching the essentials of video production and editing to incite students with the artistic power of filmmaking. By dispersing this knowledge among youth, they are provided with an opportunity to explore their creative energy in an artistic medium that is not commonly offered in public schools.
Students will learn how to produce a non-fiction film from idea and concept development all the way through to marketing it into film festivals, primarily the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival. The class will meet once a week and discuss the basics of pre-production phases, equipment use and production efficacy, and post-production program skills.
How to Get Involved/More Information/Contact Us
Interested participants and volunteers should contact the Program Director:
Denise M. Stilley
FMFF Student Filmmaker Program
attn: Denise Stilley
114 N. San Francisco St. , suite #7
Flagstaff, AZ 86001