The Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project is a project based learning, yearlong film program that provides curriculum, lessons, and industry professionals to partner with your district’s educators for the duration of the program.
Our classroom assessments have resulted in a doubled literacy rate through idea development, script writing, story editing, and film rehearsal.
We’re eliminating the usual barrier of high versus low achievers within the classroom by engaging all students with interactive, enjoyable work.
First-hand access to industry screenings, Hollywood field trips, and on-site visits from professional filmmakers and writers. This exposure to Hollywood is showing students true potential to work within the industry.
We’re teaching students that technology isn’t there simply to be consumed, but that technology is a powerful resource capable of bringing ideas to life.
We’re using film to give students a view of humanity, understand relationships, and help them find their voice. LFIYCP is a recipient of a 2015 California Endowment grant.
We are offering graduate-level education that exposes students to the most effective method of learning: learn-by-doing. Every single students is using and strengthening their literacy skills, and manipulating technology in a powerful way, all through a project-based lense.
LFIYCP is a fully-immersive English language course, achieved through writing, reading, and requiring complete classroom collaboration and constant communication.
Creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration are the pillars of filmmaking. We partner with school districts, administrators, and faculty to ensure that the program supports Common Core Standards and overall learning objectives.
In a mere two years since being founded by actor and activist Edward James Olmos, LFIYCP has collaborated, partnered, and been awarded by some of the most impressive premier film associations.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Achieving America Family Foundation
American Film Institute
The California Endowment
As for district partnerships? We’ve worked with each of the teachers and administration at the following to create a curriculum that’s not only custom to the classroom, but memorable to the students.
Alum Rock Union Elementary
Moreno Valley Unified
Oxnard Elementary School District
Sacramento City Unified
Santa Ana Unified