Big Picture Alliance uses digital filmmaking to engage, educate and empower over 200 youth every year through our award-winning after school, workforce, and summer programs across Philadelphia. We partner with schools, cultural institutions and social service agencies to bring filmmakers into classrooms and communities to teach collaborative filmmaking through a hands-on project-based curriculum. Youth develop digital literacy and 21st Century skills through producing original films from script to screen - writing, shooting, and editing original films that communicate their perspectives which they present through industry field trips, screenings and broadcasts.

Big Picture Alliance uses digital filmmaking to engage, educate and empower over 200 youth every year through our award-winning after school, workforce, and summer programs across Philadelphia. We partner with schools, cultural institutions and social service agencies to bring filmmakers into classrooms and communities to teach collaborative filmmaking through a hands-on project-based curriculum. Youth develop digital literacy and 21st Century skills through producing original films from script to screen - writing, shooting, and editing original films that communicate their perspectives which they present through industry field trips, screenings and broadcasts.

Youth (ages 12-18) learn scriptwriting, video production, and editing through producing short films during semester or year-long digital media programs. Some programs align with Social Studies & English Language Arts curriculum, allowing students to earn class credit for their screenplays and films. Youth present their work at community screenings and use their portfolios towards high school, college, and internships applications. 

Youth (ages 12-18) learn scriptwriting, video production, and editing through producing short films during semester or year-long digital media programs. Some programs align with Social Studies & English Language Arts curriculum, allowing students to earn class credit for their screenplays and films. Youth present their work at community screenings and use their portfolios towards high school, college, and internships applications. 

Through 6-week summer intensives youth (ages 12-18) create collaborative films from script to screen under the mentorship of professional filmmakers. They participate in field trips to museums and film/tv studios across the city, pitch their films to industry professionals and present their work at a culminating public screening.

Through 6-week summer intensives youth (ages 12-18) create collaborative films from script to screen under the mentorship of professional filmmakers. They participate in field trips to museums and film/tv studios across the city, pitch their films to industry professionals and present their work at a culminating public screening.

A two-year program where youth (ages 16-21) obtain the creative, technical and professional skills needed to enter the workforce or a degree program in the field of film & media. Students gain over 200 hours of hands-on training through classes, independent editing, field trips, screenings & broadcasts. They complete paid industry apprenticeships, industry certifications (Adobe Premiere Pro), and digital media portfolio websites which they use to apply for scholarships, internships, and work opportunities.

A two-year program where youth (ages 16-21) obtain the creative, technical and professional skills needed to enter the workforce or a degree program in the field of film & media. Students gain over 200 hours of hands-on training through classes, independent editing, field trips, screenings & broadcasts. They complete paid industry apprenticeships, industry certifications (Adobe Premiere Pro), and digital media portfolio websites which they use to apply for scholarships, internships, and work opportunities.

Via Lux Teen Media is a youth-led film collective that provides the resources, community and mentorship for teens to collaborate on original films and develop as media professionals. It allows program alumni to continue creating original films, promoting their work to a broader audience, and connecting with media industry professionals. Members write original screenplays and then take on cast & crew roles to collaboratively produce the films under the guidance of mentors. The collective organizes the annual Via Lux Film Fest where they debut their films along with other BPA youth films from programs across Philadelphia.

Via Lux Teen Media is a youth-led film collective that provides the resources, community and mentorship for teens to collaborate on original films and develop as media professionals. It allows program alumni to continue creating original films, promoting their work to a broader audience, and connecting with media industry professionals. Members write original screenplays and then take on cast & crew roles to collaboratively produce the films under the guidance of mentors. The collective organizes the annual Via Lux Film Fest where they debut their films along with other BPA youth films from programs across Philadelphia.

Via Lux Teen Media is a youth-led film collective that provides the resources, community and mentorship for teens to collaborate on original films and develop as media professionals. It allows program alumni to continue creating original films, promoting their work to a broader audience, and connecting with media industry professionals. Members write original screenplays and then take on cast & crew roles to collaboratively produce the films under the guidance of mentors. The collective organizes the annual Via Lux Film Fest where they debut their films along with other BPA youth films from programs across Philadelphia.

Cinemaniacs is a FREE after-school program where youth watch a diverse selection of local, global & historical films and explore the role of cinema in their own lives, communities and society. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited to 20 slots.

Cinemaniacs is a FREE after-school program where youth watch a diverse selection of local, global & historical films and explore the role of cinema in their own lives, communities and society. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited to 20 slots.

Cinemaniacs is a FREE after-school program where youth watch a diverse selection of local, global & historical films and explore the role of cinema in their own lives, communities and society. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited to 20 slots.

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