City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon (center) is pictured with students and instructors from Florida Film House 1st Take Youth Film spring break program.


Staff Report

MIAMI – The Florida Film House (FFH) 1st Take Youth Film Program’s spring break camp’s closing awards and screening was held on Friday, April 14 at the Overtown Performing Arts Center.

A standing room only crowd of parents, community residents and City of Miami District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon watched “The Prodigal Son,” “Regret” and “Full Circle.” Students also participated in a Q&A about the films they worked on.

The FFH 1st Take Youth Film Program is designed to provide Miami’s youth with an introduction to film making. The spring break camp strived to excite the imagination of 30 young aspiring filmmakers by motivating them to succeed and arming them with the tools needed to do so.

The students had the opportunity to work with film industry professionals to create, produce, edit and exhibit their very own films. FFH’s educational outreach program is for children ages 12-18.

Students from Urgent Inc. and Gang Alternative, as well as Overtown residents, participated in the program.