Film fest moving into the classroom

CIFF gets schooled


The Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF), which is going into its seventh year next year, has begun an education initiative for local high school students called Script-to-Screen.

The program is launching this December with classes at Academic Magnet High School, Wando High School, and Goose Creek High School, where award-winning filmmakers will teach students about screenwriting. Students will then create an eight to 10 page script, which they can enter into a CIFF competition. The strongest student screenplay will be created into a short film by professional filmmakers and shown at the 2014 CIFF.

The program is just in its pilot stages, but if all goes well the festival hopes to expand Script-to-Screen into more area schools. The 2014 Charleston International Film Festival will be held April 9-13 at the Sottile Theatre. Learn more at

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