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.

After a COVID hiatus, we are excited for the return of MY PLACE | MY STORY in 2021 in a new online format—with the same great team of instructors, a comprehensive online curriculum, and a new learning management system to host all of the workshop tools, resources, activities, screenings, and live lessons and conversations.

AVAILABLE THURSDAY, MARCH 11 – THURSDAY, MARCH 18

Three teen storytellers. Three short films. All created in five days!

Join us for a free world premiere screening of the short films produced in the very first online session of our MY PLACE | MY STORY digital storytelling workshop. Over five intensive days in February, these students learned from professional storytellers and filmmakers how to write and record personal video narratives about their own lives and experiences and the things they are most inspired by or care about.

After the screening, please join us for a special pre-recorded conversation with the young filmmakers.

Applications are now being accepted for the next session:
April 5-9, 2021
10am – 3pm

For questions, email [email protected]

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

RESONANCE PHILANTHROPIES

FENWICK FOUNDATION