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    Manhattan Film Institute: Actors Gold Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Filmmaking and Digital Media
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Apply now for an opportunity to spend two full weeks working on your craft with top acting coaches and like-minded students.  Study under Bob Krakower and Wendy Makkena as you prepare for your roles in two professionally shot short films. Hear lectures from award-winning actors, learn more about filmmaking, and take home high-quality footage for your reel.


    We accept actors to our program based on ability and passion.

    Manhattan Film Institute : Filmmaking Intensive for Teen Actors


    • Faculty & Staff assist and coach filmmakers in the prep, shoot and edit of 10 short films
    • Every Actor will have a role in 1 film AND have a monologue shot by an MFI cinematographer
    • Every Director will direct a short film, be assisted in the editing process, and leave MFI with a rough cut
    • Actors & Directors learn to crew in key positions on a film set (collaboration is required at MFI
    • Actors learn to work with Directors / Directors learn to work with Actors
    • Actors will have a master class in film technique and the audition process

    Accommodations are available during this program, along with 24-hour adult supervision. Meals, workshops, lectures, and the opportunity to see yourself on the big screen are all part of the program. To find out more about costs and how to sign up, check out our website!