The GFS NYC Fellows Program is an award-winning, 30-month immersion in cinematic storytelling and production training for high school students across all five boroughs of New York City. Students receive college-level instruction from leading filmmakers and industry experts, visit live sets and studios, and even have the opportunity to shoot a film abroad. Best of all? The Fellows Program is free of charge for all students.
Each of these films was produced as part of the GFS Thesis Film Project. Beginning in January of each year, GFS Fellows each write a script and vote to select one of those scripts to be produced in a foreign location. Fellows pitch to each other for the position of director and remaining crew. All crew members are selected by the students.
GFS LA is Ghetto Film School's Los Angeles branch. These short films were created during GhettoFilm 101, a 10-week summer course where all GFS LA Fellows write and direct their very first short film with no dialogue.