A Message from the Film Club President

Welcome back, Panthers! We, the Film Initiative: Underground, are excited to begin this new year and continue to grow on the success that last year’s student filmmaking community saw.

For those who’re interested in learning more about us and what we do, the Film Initiative is FIU’s premier film club and the hub for FIU’s student filmmakers. The Film Initiative coordinates film centered-activities for both movie lovers and filmmakers alike.

This year we’re back with a fresh new line-up of films. As always, our screenings are free and open to all FIU students, with free snacks and post-film discussions. They will be held Thursdays on the MMC campus (Room and Time TBA), but we are always looking to make our screenings more dynamic and exciting! This year we will introduce a new aspect to our weekly meetings that may have you go home with a new Blu-Ray copy of the movie presented that night. So tighten up those Joker impressions and get those Halloween costumes ready! This semester, you can expect the following films at our screenings:

With our new partners and contacts, more opportunities are arising for student filmmakers to get experience on real productions. Moving forward on the success of last Spring’s inaugural Panther Film Festival, we are expanding how we reach and involve the community of student filmmakers at FIU.

In continued collaboration with the Film Studies Program, this year will offer more of the instructional workshops that so many of you came out to last semester.  You will have opportunities to gain valuable instruction on the art of filmmaking from experienced professionals and students alike.

If you’d like to stay in touch with us and up to date on events join our Panther Connect portal or follow us @fiufilm on Instagram.

We hope you’ll come out and be a part of FIU’s growing film community! Best of luck to all of you this semester!

 Jose Ramirez is an English major minoring in Psychology and working towards a Film Studies Certificate.