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MAKING FILMS, BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS

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Storytelling, Critical Literacies, and Visual Thinking.

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Learning through creating authentic work
relevant to the world.

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PREPARING OUR STUDENTS
FOR THE BEST COLLEGES BY
CHALLENGING THEM TO ACHIEVE
NEW LEVELS OF UNDERSTANDING

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Cinematic expression supported by cutting-edge
media and technology.

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An institute in which students work on film
projects of their choosing and receive hands-on
support from industry professionals. We offer
a supportive small school community
and individualized attention.

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 The Cinema School (TCS)

The Cinema School (TCS) is the nation’s first film high school – a selective academic public high school offering a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that is grounded in creative activity. TCS prepares students for the best colleges by challenging them to achieve new levels of understanding – of themselves and the world – through the art of filmmaking.

TCS’ well-rounded academic program lays a strong foundation for success in any field while simultaneously empowering the voices, creative visions and aspirations of our students.

The founding partner of The Cinema School is the non-profit Ghetto Film School (GFS), an award winning non-profit independent film organization based in the South Bronx. After a 4-year planning process, GFS opened TCS in partnership with the NYC Department of Education in September 2009
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TCS IN THE NEWS


Education News The Frick Collection and the Ghetto Film School announce The Frick Film Project, a pilot collaboration between the Bronx-based independent film organization and the celebrated museum. The initiative provides onsite education across two creative disciplines, the fine arts and the cinematic arts. Over the last year, honor students from The Cinema School — the nation’s first and only high school devoted to film making, founded by GFS in partnership with the New York City Department of Education — participated in seminars led by the Frick’s Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon. The seminars focused on the concept of narrative in the works of art in the museum’s collection and encouraged the students to consider the visual arts in relation to their own storytelling and filmmaking. The program culminated with the creation of a student-produced short film inspired by the Frick and filmed on location at the museum. This year’s inaugural film, written by senior Gabby Martinez, entitled The Progress of Love, is loosely based on the series of works of the same name by the eighteenth-century French artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard. For more information about the Ghetto Film School or to view the film, visit www.ghettofilm.org(link is external).
- See more at:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/arts/design/young-moviemakers-meet-old-masters-at-the-frick.html?_r=1

Honors Film Program

20 aspiring filmmakers each year will participate in the Honors Film Program, which will serve as an advanced, intensive immersion into the art and business of narrative filmmaking and be a course for 1 credit.

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MWI

Our school calendar is divided into two semesters and a separate production-intensive course (WMI) held in the spring of each year. Students learn filmmaking from professional filmmakers devoted to teach the craft and techniques for visual storytelling, This cinematic expression is supported by cutting-edge media and technology.

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The Summer Bridge Program

The Summer Bridge Program (SBP) is a four-week film production- intensive program at The Cinema School, the nation's first film high school, founded by Ghetto Film School in partnership with the NYC Department of Education in September 2009.
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