Kinlani Film Project
The 2019-2020 KFP has just been approved!
Stay tuned for updates.
About the program
Kinlani Film Project is an after-school program at Flagstaff Bordertown Dormitory, affectionally called Kinlani Dorm. Kinlani is the Navajo word for “many houses” and is also the name for Flagstaff in the Diné language. The Film Project meets weekly and combines culture, creativity, and a hands-on STEM approach to learning. High school students watch and analyze films, write scripts, learn technical skills about exposure, frame rates, composition, aspect ratios, audio recording standards, and of course, make movies!
About Flagstaff Bordertown Dormitory
It is the mission of the Flagstaff Bordertown Dormitory to prepare and empower all students for the choices and challenges they will face in the future by providing a positive, healthy, social and educational environment which is based on Native American knowledge and language. The dormitory houses students from tribes such as Navajo, Hopi, Tohono Odham, and Havasupai among others, offering a place for students to stay and learn within Flagstaff City limits. Read more about Flagstaff Bordertown Dormitory here.
Are you a filmmaker looking to try a similar teaching Project in your area?
Then check out my No Film School article on teaching film here and download my free materials from Kinlani Film Project.