The International Film Institute of New York Summer Film Intensive at Sarah Lawrence College


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Length: Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
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    Sarah Lawrence College Summer Programs provide creative and academic immersion in subjects such as writing, musical theatre, and film. Programs meet students at their current talent and skill levels and help them grow through individualized attention and the creation of original work.

    The International Film Institute of New York, Summer Film Intensive at Sarah Lawrence College

    As part of a long-running partnership, Sarah Lawrence College and the International Film Institute of New York are happy to offer you a unique opportunity to learn the art of filmmaking in an in-depth, supportive, and intimate program. Gain hands-on experience and instruction in all aspects of filmmaking, focusing on four core elements:

    • Writing for the screen
    • Directing
    • Production
    • Post-production

    Lectures feature hands-on camera work, augmented by special guest speakers and behind-the-scenes visits to Manhattan production studios and editing facilities. After you shoot three film exercises focused on different filmmaking techniques, you’re ready to write, direct, produce, shoot, and edit your own short video.

    You choose the format: narrative, documentary, or experimental. You may choose to stick to a script with actors, costumes, and a controlled set, or you may approach your shoot with the spirit of improvisation. The final product is your completed short—to which you own the exclusive rights—ready for your professional portfolio, graduate school application, or Web distribution.

    To learn more about the program and how to sign up, check out our website.

    Cost and Session Information

    Session Dates:

    Sunday, June 26 – Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Tuition and Fees:

    Deposit $250

    Tuition $4,000

    Housing $1,900

    Meal Plan $1,700

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