Our mission is to cultivate personal and professional growth by showcasing work that represents the articulated personification of therapeutic Art and to bolster careers in the film industry through networking, education, and resourcing opportunities of employment.
The Arts are not just about entertainment and the appreciation of artistic works. It's a celebration of our expression through adversity and the freedom of creativity, which to many of us does not come easy. Your donations help others learn how to heal through artistic articulation and provide a platform from which they can flourish.
Every quarter, starting in September, students will meet every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm at CFN to learn about the industry and how to produce a film. Concluding the camp, students will take what they've learned and apply it to produce their own short film that will be screened at both Freedom Festival International Film Festival and our annual Carolina Film Awards. Active members of CFNS Film Society can register for camps free, and nonmembers can register with a $25 donation below. Space is limited, so please register as early as possible. Members can register through email, and nonmembers' donation secures their registration.
Students learn firsthand about what professional positions in the film industry consist of.
Students learn about the type of equipment used in production, how to use them, screenwriting, storyboarding, casting, location scouting, and how to run a set.
Students take all they learned and apply it to create their own short film, with the assistance of CFNS instructors. Their resulting films are screened at Freedom Festival International Film Festival, which is held at Spotlight Cinemas Capital 8 in Columbia, SC.
Students (Age Range 9 - 18) learned how to conceptualize, storyboard, and produce their own short film in three days. Enjoy their work entitled "You Can't IgNoras."
Students (Age Range 7 - 18) learned how to conceptualize, storyboard, and produce their own short film in three days. Enjoy their work entitled "Duhtention."
Students (Age Range 14 - 18) of Fairfield Central High School learn how to conceptualize, storyboard, and produce their own short film in five days. Enjoy their work entitled "Rush."
Join us at our Freedom Festival International Film Festival, where we not only highlight underrepresented groups, but we also promote equality and those who sacrifice for Freedom! With live screenings, social network events, seminars, and live entertainment, you don't want to miss this festival! If you're a filmmaker, feel free to submit to our festival on Filmfreeway!
We are proud to have partnered up with Spotlight Cinemas Capital 8 to establish an Arthouse Theater in the heart of the community of which it serves. This 1st run theater is also the home of our Freedom Festival International Film Festival, our Ghoulish Oktoberfest Film Festival, our films society (CFNS), and serves as a platform for loca
We are proud to have partnered up with Spotlight Cinemas Capital 8 to establish an Arthouse Theater in the heart of the community of which it serves. This 1st run theater is also the home of our Freedom Festival International Film Festival, our Ghoulish Oktoberfest Film Festival, our films society (CFNS), and serves as a platform for local film premieres, performance art, curated film series, workshops, seminars, talkbacks, and much more!
Come check out our studio, where we provide a space that can be utilized in many different ways! Here, people are able to hold meetings, table reads, film auditions, podcasts, interviews, take classes, livestream, host shows, and so much more!
"I have witnessed first-hand the Carolina Film Network’s great work, and I look forward to seeing what the future brings. CFN is an important partner to the South Carolina Film Commission as we all work to bolster and grow the state’s film industry."
"CFN plays a vital role as a partner with Spotlight Cinemas, because it introduces new independent content into our community rather than just the big studios, and we are happy to be a part of such a great community that wants to develop the film industry in the Carolinas."
Are you looking to network with industry professionals? Do you need help with an upcoming project? Do you have an event that benefits the film community? Send us a message about it, and we will get back to you soon!
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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