Our My Place | My Story digital storytelling workshop for teens is currently on hiatus for in-person instruction as we all shelter at home to keep our community safe until the Covid-19 crisis has subsided. In the meantime, we want to encourage you to still create and share your personal stories with us—and to share how you are faring during this uncertain and unprecedented time in our lives.

We invite you to create and submit a short (1-2 minute) video about what you are doing, feeling and thinking during the COVID-19 crisis and your time sheltering at home. Submitted films will be posted on the CFI Education vimeo channel and broadcast on Marin TV’s Educational channel (thanks to our production partner Community Media Center of Marin).

For details on how to submit your film, and a selection of prompts, tips and tutorials to help you create it, visit My [email protected].

With hopeful anticipation that we will be able to come together to learn and create once again this summer, our next live My Place | My Story workshop is currently scheduled for August 3-7.  For updates on scheduling and registration, please subscribe to our email updates at the bottom of the page.

MYPLACE | MY STORY is an opportunity for teens to create personal short films while learning digital storytelling and basic filmmaking skills. Supervised and supported by professional media makers, students write and record personal video narratives about their own lives and experiences and the things they are most inspired by or care about.

The finished films are presented on the big screen at the Smith Rafael Film Center one month after the workshop for an audience of family, friends and supporters, with a Q&A and reception to follow.

The program is FREE and includes all the necessary media tools and training, lunch for all five days of the workshop, and reimbursement of transportation costs to the workshop site, if needed.

For questions, email [email protected]

Photos (L to R) © Tommy Lau Photography, The Understory | Fabián Aguirre, Melanie Nichols, Arielle Estrada, Tommy Lau Photography