Filmmakers in the Classroom

The Filmmakers in the Classroom (FITC) program provides students and their teachers with intensive, hands-on instruction in film literacy, critical thinking, screenwriting and filmmaking.

Bay Area classes are paired with local professional filmmakers for a series of classroom sessions over the course of the semester, culminating in the production of collaborative short film projects.

If you are a classroom teacher and would like to participate in the program, your class should meet the following criteria:

  • Class periods must run a minimum of 60-90 mins and allow for 6-8 filmmaker visits during the course of the Fall semester (sessions do not have to be consecutive).
  • Class size should not exceed 30 students.
  • English, drama and creative writing classes are encouraged, but all disciplines will be considered. Curriculum will be tailored to meet the needs and priorities of the class selected.