24 National Locations.
300+ Weekly Participants.
Our program is like chocolate-covered broccoli — It uses the fun and relevancy of film and social media to build major skills in tech, storytelling, and workforce readiness!
To youth, film is a blast. To us, it’s a dynamic learning opportunity to grow a teen’s confidence and future success!
Hands-on learning builds tech and storytelling skills, as well as teamwork, communication, problem-solving and resilience
Connects teens with Hollywood professionals from Sony, Roku, Paramount, and more to learn different career possibilities
Mentors enhance teens’ workplace skills (with mock interviews, resume creation, etc.) to power up job readiness
Whether you’re a parent or educator, here are all of the details you need to get your teen or class involved with Fresh Films!
Every Thursday afternoon from October to June, diverse youth learn the fundamentals of storytelling, filmmaking, and editing. Fresh Films runs at local schools, youth clubs, and virtually(link to locations when confirmed) across the country. Students have hands-on learning as they collaborate with other creators on six different projects, plus each week we have industry pros join us!
Youth that have participated in our weekly school-year program are able to apply to our no-cost summer workplace experience. They ‘level up’ over the summer gaining hands-on workplace experience on set of films, TV shows, or in paid internships. Working with professionals and celebrities, the students rotate through every film position with high-end equipment and gain the skills and credentials to send their resume and confidence soaring! PLUS, they get to experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as private tours of Sony Studios, This Old House, and Tyler Perry Studios!
We work with esteemed industry partners and state film offices to build connections and provide paid internships and employment opportunities.
Our impressive list of partners
Participants do not need previous filmmaking experience. The weekly program will teach the fundamentals of filmmaking. Returning participants will be placed in an advanced track to further their creative storytelling!
There is never a cost for students to participate in any of our program activities. Equipment, curriculum, and staffing is provided by Fresh Films.
A particular GPA is not required to apply, just a willingness to learn and collaborate!
Our Level 1 and Level 2 program is suitable for ages 13-18, and Level 3 is ideal for college-aged and older alumni (individuals who have completed our program).
To learn more about enrolling youth in our program, please contact
Educators and Youth Club Directors!
Want your young people involved?
Free film equipment is provided: Camera, lights, sound & editing software (For Quad Cities locations, Fresh Films will bring in equipment on program days)
Fun and educational project-based activities where students produce themed film projects for major partners like Sony and Roku
Expert weekly instruction both in-person and virtual
Adaptable and consistent after-school activities: works for in-person, remote, hybrid, blended, etc and keeps working as schedules adjust
We may be able to help raise funds or find a sponsor for your location
What’s required of you/your organization?
Space for the program and students to learn
A program supervisor/facilitator who is available each week to take attendance, connect with the content expert, communicate with Fresh Films, etc. Approximate commitment: 2.5-3 hours/week
A minimum of 12 students in 8th – 12th grades for weekly participation
to learn more about hosting Fresh Films at your location or school district!