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Film & Entertainment Institute

July 14 - 19, 2024 @
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)

A week-long residential media-focused leadership program held in July.

Here's your chance to explore the film and entertainment industry, the wide array of career opportunities available and the leadership skills it takes to make it in any business.

21CL’s Film & Entertainment Institute (FEI) takes you through a jam-packed week of hands-on workshops led by production teams and diverse professionals who work in media, providing you with insight into the film industry and dynamic networking events with employees who work in entertainment.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our 2024 FEI sponsors and partners:

Student Commitments

If you're one of the 50 students accepted to attend the Film & Entertainment Industry, get ready for a robust, life-changing week!

There is no cost to attend FEI if accepted, thanks to the support of our partners.
Stay on Campus

Students accepted to attend the Film & Entertainment Institute will spend a week at GA Tech – sleeping in the dormitories, eating in the dining halls, and engaging with peers and professionals in workshops both on campus and at the offices of corporate partners. The 2024 Institute will take place Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19, 2024.

Prepare in Advance

Students accepted to attend a summer leadership institute will attend an in-person summer orientation in April to learn about 21st Century Leaders’ programs and community, start making connections with peers from across the state, and begin or continue growing as a leader! If accepted, please take note of registration and confirmation deadlines.


Being part of 21st Century Leaders and attending a summer leadership institute is a special experience. If selected, get ready to network with diverse peers, passionate professionals and encouraging alumni. Take the opportunity from 21CL’s programs to learn, listen, grow and develop into the leader we believe you can be!

How to Apply

Students interested in attending a summer leadership institute must submit an application to their institute of choice.

There are a limited number of spots for each institute; students not selected to attend will be added to our waitlist.

Application FAQs

  • The Film & Entertainment Institute is open to rising juniors or seniors in high school who live in the state of Georgia.
  • Application for 21st Century Leaders’ summer leadership institutes is open January 8 – March 1, 2024.
  • While completing the 21st Century Leaders application, you will select one of our summer leadership institutes to apply for. An application is required for both new students and for current 21CL students.
  • Students who are not yet in 21st Century Leaders must also have a teacher or supervisor submit our Recommendation Form to supplement their application.
  • All summer leadership institutes are residential programs on a college campus.
  • All students accepted into a summer institute will be notified via email. Email is 21CL’s primary form of communication. Please be sure to check your junk or spam folders.
  • The application requirement for the Film & Entertainment Institute includes a virtual interview.
  • There is no cost for students to attend the Film & Entertainment Institute.

Ready to apply? The application for FEI is open now through March 1, 2024.

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