Tagged: short film

REELFilm Summer 2013 at Arcadia – Discounts still available!

13 May 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Calling all aspiring young filmmakers!

Looking for something FUN to do this summer that also builds your skills?  Here’s your chance to create your own short films or animations while working with established filmmakers from the Big Picture Alliance at the BPA REELFILM Summer at Arcadia camp!

Session 1 runs from June 24 to July 5, 2013 9a-3p
Session 2 runs from July 8 – 19, 2013  9a-3p

Each session offers two options:

·     Live-Action — Create your own 1-3 minute film, then work on a production team for their second film (drama, comedy, action thriller – their choice), going “script-to-screen” in just two weeks. Space limited to 20 campers per session.

·     AnimationNation — Learn the ins and outs of animation in a two-week session that blends art, graphics and technology. You’ll make your own short animated film, and work in a production team to create a longform animated movie. Space limited to 10 per session.

BPA REELFilm summer film camp is at Arcadia University, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Open to rising 6th through 8th graders, AND rising 9th- 12th graders (2 groups).

Cost is $340 per week, or $680 per session.
Register before May 31 (extended) receive a $40 a week discount.

BPA student films have been broadcast on Comcast, MiND TV Philadelphia Stories series and featured at local screenings like the Greater Philadelphia Film Office’s Young Filmmaker Series.

*We will also be taking 1-2 field trips to production companies or studios, plus FILM Fridays at the HiWay Theatre in Jenkintown!  Each Friday we’ll be at the HiWay Theatre watching films, and meeting industry guests!

For more information, or to REGISTER NOW before the Discount Deadline!

Email info@bigpicturealliance for a registration form or call (215.381.2588

“Philadelphia Stories 8″ Winners Announced!

12 May 2011 ~ 1 Comment

The Big Picture Alliance student-produced film “The Jerk” was selected as a winner in the 15-minute category of Philadelphia Stories 8!  It premieres at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 on MiND TV.  Click here for a full broadcast schedule.

A big congratulations to the students involved in the making:

Jose Aponte
Darian Bagley
Tucker Finney-Burton
Christlynn Dornevil
Giovany Gonzalez
DaRon Hunter
Yine Jaquez
Jose Morales
Natasha Reyes
Karen Romero

Philadelphia Stories feature films created by local filmmakers who have utilized the Philadelphia region and community as inspiration and location for their work.  Genres selected are typically documentaries, short narratives, creative animation or experimental programs.

“The Jerk” is a fictional-short about four friends facing the trials and tribulations of high school, both together and apart.

Screening Tonight! 6 PM at Nueva Esperanza Academy

06 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

6-8 PM ~ Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter School ~ 301 West Hunting Park Ave.

Tonight’s the night! Join us for the grand finale of the Delphi Summer Teen Media Program. Come meet and mingle with the filmmakers, watch their creative productions and engage them in a Q&A session after the screening.

Students DaRon Hunter and Will Espinola during the BPA's Delphi Summer Teen Media Program

This year marks the tenth year that the Big Picture Alliance, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Taller Puertorriqueño and Nueva Esperanza have collaborated in teaching young filmmakers from underserved Philadelphia neighborhoods. The following films will be shown at the screening tonight.

Personal Films by:

Lady Soto
Ricardo Lopez
Christlynn Dornevil
DaRon Hunter
Yine Jaquez
Joan Lopez
Tucker Finney
Reggie Coleman

Group Films:

Friend of a Friend
Jerk
This Is What War Does

Screening This Friday: Delphi Summer Teen Media Program

04 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Come join the BPA for the grand finale of our summer program for young filmmakers!

Featuring films produced by 19 North Philadelphia youth, the screening will take place from 6 PM to 8 PM on Friday, August 6th, at Nueva Esperanza High School (301 West Hunting Park Ave). The evening will showcase a selection of student films ranging from autobiography and comedy to historical fiction and documentary. After the screening, look forward to a Q&A panel with the directors and stars of the summer program.

The Delphi Summer Teen Media Program is a collaboration between the Big Picture Alliance, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Taller Puertorriqueño and Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter School.

Invitation for Summer Teen Media Program Screening

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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