The fourth annual Future of Cinema Fest was held on the Interlochen campus this fall and screened the best work of high school students around the world. In addition to screening student films, the festival brings some of the world’s leading filmmakers to the Interlochen campus where they work closely with students who also have a passion for storytelling and film.
Marten ten Hoor, a retired professor of philisophy from the University of Alabama, presents the rationale and objectives of the new Academy curriculum in his speech at the first opening convocation in fall of 1962.
This video features remarks by Bill Church, director of the Comparative Arts program and instructor of theater, during the Opening Convocation of the 49th year of Interlochen Arts Academy. Originally recorded and streamed live on Saturday, September 4, 2010.
At the end of the fall semester, Interlochen welcomed renowned photographers and husband and wife duo Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison to campus. They met with students, viewed student work, provided feedback and presented their own work in front of a student assembly.
The music program at Interlochen Arts Academy combines pre-professional training and college-preparatory academics. We offer instrumental music, vocal music, music composition, and singer-songwriter programs for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.
At Interlochen Arts Academy, motion picture arts students receive in-depth instruction in all aspects of film production, with artistic and technical resources unparalleled at the secondary school level.
The 2009 Future of Cinema Film Festival took place in May, and featured guest filmmakers Adrian Belic, Logan and Noah Miller, as well as representatives from the ARRI Group, which manufactures cameras and lighting equipment.