Beanie the Bunny

Filmmaking,
For all.

Democratizing the art of moviemaking for youth globally. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit by students, for students.

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SUPPORTED BY

Learn from award-winning
filmmakers for free!

Learn from
award-winning
filmmakers for free!

The Lighthouse Initiative hosts a bite-sized, free program that introduces you to the limitless world of moviemaking.

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📸  Filming Content

Learn how to film eye-catching video! Even with a smartphone!

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🎬  Editing Software

Learn how to edit video inside the software that the pros use!

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🎥  Filming Hardware

Learn about green screens, tripods, film cameras, and more!

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📋  Storyboarding

Explore how to plan your film's plot, characters, development, and more!

No experience
needed!

Anyone can join with any level of experience
with filmmaking. Even beginners!

Anyone can join with any level of experience with filmmaking. Even beginners!

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No expensive
gear necessary!

All you need is a phone to record with!
No fancy equipment or cameras necessary.

OUR IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS

Our Initiative

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.

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