Democratizing the art of moviemaking for youth globally. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit by students, for students.
The Lighthouse Initiative hosts a bite-sized, free, 3-week program that introduces you to the limitless world of moviemaking.
Learn how to film eye-catching video! Even with a smartphone!
Learn how to edit video inside the software that the pros use!
Learn about green screens, tripods, film cameras, and more!
Explore how to plan your film's plot, characters, development, and more!
Anyone can join with any level of experience
with filmmaking. Even beginners!
All you need is a phone to record with!
No fancy equipment or cameras necessary.
The Lighthouse Initiative (TLI) is the very first 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to democratize the diverse art of filmmaking for students globally.
To primarily fulfill its mission, TLI hosts its signature free film class series that is taught by award-winning filmmakers.
Interested in helping us in our mission? ➡️Volunteer today!