CFI Education is building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through its creative film programs for K-12 students, serving more than 10,000 young people­—and hundreds of educators, adults, and families—per year. Through screenings, events, seminars, and hands-on workshops, we provide students of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunities to learn about themselves and the world through the art of film.

Our programs…

  • utilize film as a powerful catalyst to educate, inspire, and entertain.
  • teach youth to be effective and informed media consumers and creators.
  • build global awareness through exposure to different cultures and worldviews.
  • cultivate an appreciation for the artistry and craft of filmmaking.
  • empower young people and give them a voice through film.
  • nurture aspiring filmmakers and provide a platform for their creative efforts.

To safely serve our community during the pandemic, we are adapting our programming to a new online platform designed to effectively support distance learning and enhance school curriculum. We have also restructured our annual Environmental Youth Forum to a year-round initiative and launched a brand new DocLands Education program this spring in order to provide more great film opportunities throughout the school year.

View this short video to see some of our programs in action.