Watch cool movies.
Talk (a lot) about cool movies.
Connect with other movie lovers from different places with different perspectives.
Make new friends and learn a whole lot about film culture.

WELCOME TO MOVIE ROOM!

We’ve combined distance learning and a love of film to take cinema appreciation to the next level. Our new, first-of-its-kind National Teen Film Club is hosted and produced by CFI Education in collaboration with regional film organizations around the country, including:

The Belcourt Theatre – Nashville, TN
Cinema Arts Centre – Huntington, NY
Facets – Chicago, IL
Fresno Filmworks – Fresno, CA
Images Cinema – Williamstown, MA
Kan-Kan Cinema – Indianapolis, IN
Milwaukee Film – Milwaukee, WI
North Carolina Museum of Art – Raleigh, NC

Once a month, participating students ages 14–18 from around the country get exclusive, free online access to an independent film curated by one of the participating film organizations. After viewing the film, they all come together online for a live, moderated weekend discussion focused on creative interpretation and critical analysis of the film.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

    • Build a national cohort of students passionate about cinema and provide a consistent space for them to interact with each other.
    • Give students the opportunity to access and engage with exclusive content.
    • Cultivate critical film analysis and interpersonal communication skills crucial to students’ personal and professional development.
    • Foster empathy and cultural awareness through the examination of characters and communities in film.
    • Build community through the exchange of ideas among a diverse group of young film enthusiasts from around the country.
    • Introduce students to different types of institutions and organizations dedicated to film exhibition and explore vocational opportunities in the industry.
    • Demonstrate the importance of networking through consistent program participation as a means to professional development.

The 2021 Movie Room is currently at capacity. The 2022 program will be open to new applicants in the fall. For more information, contact us at [email protected].