During the shooting of every film, we will identify and select 25 students and early career young adults (approx. ages 16-25) to receive an all- day, one-day visit to the shoot location with all access. Mentees will be selected by local educational and social service organizations within the main location community. We will select diverse candidates with a range of backgrounds who are considered in need in some capacity. Selectees will receive instruction, mentoring and have questions answered by the film’s producers, cast and crew throughout the day.
WORDS FROM OUR ALUMNI
CFI MENTEE 2020
My experience on the set of "Life After You" was nothing short of amazing; the entire cast and crew was extremely kind and welcoming. The most memorable part of my experience was getting to form a connection with Sarah Schwab who has become a strong role model and inspiration to me as an aspiring female filmmaker.
CFI MENTEE 2020
The set of “Life after you” was an amazing experience to watch be made. I loved meeting people who have dedicated so much of their time into making sure this movie is perfect. I now feel like movies are taken for granted by how much work is put in just so someone can enjoy it. Understanding how the equipment worked and talking to people who have been in multiple movies or shows was very inspiring because they chased their dreams and now they are living them.
Click here to learn more about the CFI Mentorship Program. Applications for 2022 will be available soon.
WOMEN DIRECTOR PROGRAM
During the shooting of every film, we will identify and select two early career women filmmakers to receive an all-day, two-day visit to the shoot location. Selectees will be chosen by the producers based on program applications received from interested candidates. Selectees will shadow the film’s director for the entirety of their two-day visit.
EMERGING PRODUCER PROGRAM
At the outset of every project, we will identify and select two early career producers to join the producer team for the film. Selectees will be chosen by the producers based on program applications received from interested candidates. Selectees will participate on all producer calls and attend all of the days of the film shoot.
GENDER PARITY & DIVERSITY
As with all Cardinal Flix productions, gender equity and ethnic/racial diversity is an integral part of assembling the cast and crew for each production, a very underserved area of the motion picture business.
All films will be shot with all COVID-19 safety precautions outlined by Federal, State, local government and SAG/AFTRA Union regulations.