The Future Film Scholars '13 Application Deadline has been extended until December 1st 2012.
*Please use the application links and disregard the original deadline printed there.
A FREE program for motivated, articulate and creative high school students who are devoted to seeing, learning and writing about film, television, and moving image cultures.
This course is designed to introduce high school students to the basic concepts, vocabulary, critical tools and methods used in the analysis of film and other moving images as well as the interpretation of meaning. We shall introduce the varieties of film practices (e.g., fiction, documentary, animation, experimental/ avant-garde, video art and new forms of digital media). In pursuing the goal of having students be attentive and sensitive to the dynamics of image and sound, we shall deal with such concepts as narrative structure, genre, editing, composition within the frame, cinematography, sound and sound image relations. The course will provide students with a basic foundation for further study of film and the moving image arts.
Who Are The Future Film Scholars?
FFS students are those high school students who are interested in exploring ideas about film, television and other moving images. While some of our FFS students may be interested in making their own films, this program does not include the practice of filmmaking but instead focuses on the history, criticism, theory and cultural significance of moving images.
What kind of work is expected of the Future Film Scholars?
Students will complete a weekly film journal where they will be asked to write about films and discussions from class as well as assigned films outside of the class period each week. Students are also expected to write two formal film analysis papers, approximately 5 - 7 pages each, on assigned titles, one of which will be included in the class collection of film essays and/or reviews to be printed at the end of the semester.
What types of films are shown and/or discussed in the Future Film Scholars Program?
While the class certainly offers titles from classical and contemporary Hollywood Cinema, it is international in scope and moving images from various parts of the world will be included. For example, here a some of the film’s we may be looking at The Rules of the Game, Battleship Potemkin, The Searchers, Citizen Kane, Psycho, Eraserhead, 2001, The Lord of the Rings, The 400 Blows, The Conversation, Chungking Express, Nosferatu, Taxi Driver, True Grit, Singin’ in the Rain, All About My Mother, M, A Hard Day’s Night, The Seven Samurai, Double Indemnity, The Matrix, 8 ½, Rosemary’s Baby, The General, Blade Runner, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Touch of Evil, The French Connection, Apocalypse Now, Edward Scissorhands, All that Heaven Allows, Top Hat, Stroszek, The Hurt Locker, Do the Right Thing, Rear Window, Jules and Jim, Halloween, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, Chinatown, Rashomon, The Road Warrior, My Darling Clementine, Breathless, Out of the Past, The Bride of Frankenstein, Blow Up, Vertigo, Bringing Up Baby, Annie Hall, Killer of Sheep, Jaws, Metropolis, Bonnie and Clyde, Raging Bull, Nashville, The Gold Rush, The Red Shoes, I Am Cuba, A Clockwork Orange, Sunset Boulevard, The Third Man, Grizzly Man and others.
Who can apply to Future Film Scholars?
Students must be currently enrolled in High School as a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior and have a strong academic record. Students must also be able to provide their own transportation to the free workshop each Saturday. This may suggest residence in one of the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania.
The Spring 2013 application will GO LIVE on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. The new deadline to submit your completed application, along with your recommendations and transcript, is December 1, 2012.