Various courses will be offered throughout the year to help foster the careers of future filmmakers while providing them an artistically inspiring workshop setting to create their projects within.

Students and industry professionals descend upon the island from all around the globe to immerse themselves in a workshop setting surrounded by the spectacular beauty of Catalina.

Avalon is a picture-perfect city nestled between the Avalon Canyon and Avalon Bay. Catalina has influenced artists and writers for hundreds of years, and it is at the center of this environment that the Institute happily exists, but filmmakers also get to utilize the beautiful interior conserved by our beneficiary, the Catalina Island Conservancy.

There are different programs to take advantage of at the Institute, but all get to be creatively inspired by the enchanting scenery of this historic and beautiful island.