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Philadelphia Museum of Art kicks off the best summer program yet!

24 June 2010 ~ 1 Comment

In the studio at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Students from Taller Puertorriqueño, Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter School, Dobbins High School and other local schools and organizations are diving into the 10th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art summer filmmaking workshop. This year promises to be the most intensive program run thus far with the most experienced pool of students. The young filmmakers will experience the ultimate in media authorship as they create a personal film, and also learn to work as a team on larger group narrative films. A free community screening at the end of the summer will celebrate their work.

First Camden Academy program finishes strong

24 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Students at Camden Academy Charter High School in Camden, NJ worked hard through the Winter and Spring to create the 25 minute drama “Azul”.  The film screened to overwhelming praise and support at the Camden Academy Talent Show and at the ribbon cutting of the new Camden Academy satellite science building acquisition. This year’s students are energized by their experience and are ready to start new daytime and after-school filmmaking programs in the Fall!

15th Anniversary Screening and Fundraiser

18 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

May 25 at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Come celebrate BPA’s 15th anniversary and enjoy films created by some of Philadelphia’s best student filmmakers from the Big Picture Alliance’s Film Program at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Suggested Minimum Donation: $25. Proceeds benefit the Big Picture Alliance – we thank you for your support!

Featuring the Philadelphia premiere of ”Class Clown,” a short film produced by the 2009 BPA/BMFI class; ”Ups and Downs,” a 2009 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival selected short film directed byVann Parker and co-produced byBPA/BMFI Alum Isa Walker; recent work from BPA/BMFI alum and Frank Capra Award Winner Peter Binswanger; and a fun, film retrospective highlighting Big Picture Alliance’s 15 years of digital media arts, education and production!

The cast and crew of Class Clown, at their premiere

Reception | 6:00 PM

Meet  BPA’s new Executive Director, Teri Yago Ryan, and special industry guest hosts David Brind, co-producer and screenwriter of the Sundance Film Festival hit Dare, and Eric Weil, Emmy-winning writer and producer. (Minimum donation is your pass to attend this pre-screening reception!)

Screening and Q&A | 7:30 PM

Big Picture Alliance educates and engages Philadelphia’s youth in the art, science and craft of filmmaking. Enjoy student works from our Program Partnership at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute where we unite youth from Philadelphia School District schools with students from the Bryn Mawr area.

A special Q&A led by David Brind and Eric Weil and moderated by BPA Teacher Chris Fusco will follow the screening.

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