Ghetto Film School (GFS) is an award-winning nonprofit founded in 2000 to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers. We identify young talent from local communities and provide them with the access, opportunity and resources to pursue creative careers, always free of charge. THE LOS ANGELES FELLOWS PROGRAM is a visual storytelling course for high school students. Fellows receive more than 1,000 hours of immersive, college-level training, learning both the art and business of cinematic storytelling and production training while getting the preparation and guidance to advance their education at top universities. The program is free of charge for all students.
- 30-month filmmaking immersion
- Instruction from leading filmmakers and industry experts
- Students visit live sets and studios
- International travel
- Students screen their films at prestigious venues
- College application advising and test prep support
- Paid internships at top media and creative companies
- Transport and meals are covered
Must be ages 14-18 at the time of application
Passionate about film, tv and media
No prior experience necessary
The Fellows Program is an intensive and challenging program requiring an exceptionally high level of commitment from all participants. In addition to the 30-month class schedule, students and instructors oftentimes spend weekends and evenings at Ghetto Film School when additional time is necessary. Do not apply to this program if you are bound to any prior summer engagements. Perfect attendance is mandatory. The value of your experience depends on maintaining great dedication to our program and your fellow filmmakers.
Qualifying students will participate in a 30-minute professional interview session at our McArthur Park training space at Heart of Los Angeles (2701 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, 90057, between LaFayette Park Place & Rampart Blvd). Required Orientation & Information Session for all accepted applicants will also take place at HOLA. Each prospective student must attend this meeting accompanied by a parent or guardian.