ABFF Greenlighters Academy


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The ABFF Greenlighters Academy will educate college students on the inner workings of the film and television business. The program is designed to be an incubator for African American college students with an interest in pursuing careers on the corporate side of the film, television and media industries. The Academy will also serve as a pipeline to place these students as interns at major studios and networks, giving them an opportunity to work alongside film and television executives. As part of the ABFF Greenlighters Academy, there will be scheduled one-on-one opportunities, special roundtable discussions and “Ask Me Anything” sessions.

The students will also participate in the festival’s Careers in Entertainment Center each day, as well as a number of screenings. The overall goal is to provide students with the information and industry access to steer their career path toward positions that can “green light” projects, creating more executives in positions to advocate for diversity in the business.

Admission into the ABFF Greenlighters Academy will be very limited so apply early.

Participants will be flown to the 2017 ABFF in Miami. Lodging and ground transportation will also be provided.

Please direct all inquries about the ABFF Greenlighters Academy to GREENLIGHTERS@abffventures.com

Click here to view qualifications and submission rules.

Click here to download the application.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 or until 500 (max) applications are received.