Reel Works Teen Filmmaking is centered of the conviction that every young person has a story to tell and an important contribution to make our world. We believe that filmmaking holds within it essential disciplines of literacy, communication, creative and critical thinking, storytelling and teamwork that young people need to effectively express their unique visions. In the process they gain self-esteem, master state-of-the-art technology and are transformed from passive consumers to active creators of media. We say to teens: You have a voice. Use it!
Founded in 2001 at the Prospect Park YMCA, Reel Works is a full-time nonprofit arts organization that serves over 150 teens each year through five core programs: The Lab, The Master Class, Reel Impact, Reel Works Productions and the Summer Lab.
The Mobile Film School is committed to:
media arts education to rural and underserved communities, including the juvenile justice system;
creating long-term mentoring relationships by pairing students with seasoned industry professionals and educators;
providing media educators with the tools to continue local media educational programming and production; and,
cultivating a unique appreciation of local history and culture using storytelling in film.
The lead organization: PIFVA, founded by filmmakers in 1979, mission is to strengthen, promote and serve Philadelphia’s independent media community through programs which provide opportunities to learn, mentor, produce and screen work, advocate for the community and network. PIFVA is dedicated to increasing the creative capacity of Philadelphia media artists, promoting public appreciation of independent media making, and encouraging the talent and ability of the region’s creative community of filmmakers.
We support through grants and services, media makers who work to effect social change. We assist in sustaining their work.
Some of project goals are:
To increase access to new communication and information technologies.
To enable media makers access to tools to create work
To breakdown the digital divide, the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no access at all.
To emphasize political change and increase political and social awareness and to raise awareness of the need for media literacy and a more public, democratic access to media.
Created in the Reel Grrls intro program in 2009, “Feeding our Identities” is a young woman’s story of understanding and appreciating her individual culture and celebrating her friends through food. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmW0tMGRR6M.
Join established and aspiring filmmakers, non-profit communications leaders, funders and students working to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter, May 12th 2010 at American University in Washington DC. This year marks the Center for Social Media’s sixth annual Making Your Media Matter conference. Registration $100, Students, $50. Register now!
The fifth annual gathering of the Netroots (formerly known as the YearlyKos Convention) will be held July 22-25 at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Netroots Nation 2010 will include panels led by national and international experts; identity, issue and regional caucuses; prominent political, issue and policy-oriented speakers; a progressive film screening series; and the most concentrated gathering of progressive bloggers to date.
Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW, where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere.
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