1st Take Youth Film Program


It is not what you gained, but who you became in the process.

1st Take Youth Film Program is a weeklong training program held once a quarter for inner city youth. The program was founded by Florida Film House in Miami, FL and caters to students ages 12-18 in the Overtown, Little Haiti, Little Havana, Liberty City and Allapattah areas.

Our mission is to develop career skills through hands-on experiences that center around the complete process of filmmaking and developing, and to teach life skills to underprivileged youth while building working relations with industry professionals. Our goal is to inspire a new generation of filmmakers and to give them a new perspective of their value to dream beyond the illusion of limited opportunities provided in their community. The education and involvement provides them with self-esteem building and an awakening to all aspects of how the filmmaking process can be translated to all parts of their lives.