MY PLACE | MY STORY is a five-day intensive workshop where students ages 14–18 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 in a premiere screening one month after the workshop for an audience of family, friends and supporters, along with a Q&A with the student filmmakers. The program is FREE and includes all the necessary media tools and training. All workshops are offered during school breaks to allow for full student participation.
The My Place | My Story program is designed to serve students who lack easy access to filmmaking instruction and/or resources and who are rarely given opportunities for their voices to be heard or their stories to be told. Students of color and LGBTA+ or gender non-conforming youth are strongly encouraged to apply.
MY PLACE | MY STORY PREMIERE
5 STORYTELLERS…5 SHORT FILMS… CREATED IN 5 DAYS!
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Photos (L to R) © Tommy Lau Photography, The Understory | Fabián Aguirre, Melanie Nichols, Arielle Estrada, Tommy Lau Photography
THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM
NANCY P. AND RICHARD K. ROBBINS FAMILY FOUNDATION