FFA Foundations

What is Florida Film Academy Foundations?

Foundations is an evolution of our High School Film Academy Program.  We have expanded the subjects available and re-structured the program to offer an elective style system.   

Foundations Classes

Film Retro

This class embraces film studies, covering film language, theory and history, however, we’re adding a twist.  Students will use super 8 cameras and hands on editing to apply the theory to practice.

Tuesdays 5.30pm

Story Lab

Whether it’s destined for page or screen, we explore the fundamentals of story telling, both fact and fiction across a range of disciplines, including script, narrative, documentary and journalism.

Wednesdays 5.30pm


Students are given a range of ready shot projects which they then use to create while studying the professional processes, techniques and technologies involved in editing.

Wednesdays 5.30pm


Students create original festival level short films as they learn the art and craft of film making.  While we cover some story development in this class, Story lab is the class for more in depth script studies, formatting etc.

Wednesdays 6.30pm

Photography Masterclass

This class is deigned for serious photographers.  Students cover elements from visual storytelling to camera operations and techniques.  Students submit to competitions and exhibitions as well as producing photo journalism projects for local media.

Thursdays 6.00pm

This is an advanced program, taught by industry professionals and using professional level equipment, from capture to edit.  

It is designed for serious young creatives.  

Students follow a college level curriculum and produce works which are applied to festivals, competitions and scholarship applications.  

Each class lasts one hour and students can choose a core class  and then add more subjects if they wish.

Foundations classes cannot be booked online – acceptance to the program is by Application or Invitation only.  If you are interested in applying please contact us using the form opposite – please include the student’s name and age.

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Students create original festival level short films as they learn the art and craft of film making.  With real deadlines and schedules, students are working at college level.

Foundations teaches your child the skills they need to compete in a future global education and professional landscape. Visual communication is key to future success in the global marketplace.   Learning how to create and deliver an effective visual message is essential to your child’s future – whatever study and career path they may choose.