Spring 2020 Program Catalogue TBD
Shifting the Paradigm: An Evening of Collective Imagination 6pm, Tues., Nov. 5
Summer 2019 Student Film Premiere, Community meal, artist presentations, music performance, and student discussion. In partnership with Montgomery County Planning and Montgomery College. More info: bit.ly/shiftingparadigm
Aspen Hill Library - Tuesdays - High School Students
Kensington Park Library - Tuesdays - MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY
Rockville Library - Wednesdays - High School Students
Wheaton Library - Thursdays - High School Students
Silver Spring Library - Wednesday & Thursday - High School Students
Loirderman Middle School - Excel Beyond the Bell program
Francis Scott Key Middle School - Excel Beyond the Bell program
Spring 2020 Enrollment Begins December 1
PROMOTERS - After School Filmmaking Program
The Promoters program is an after-school film club + film class for middle school and high school students. Promoters participants are students who are interested in media and leadership training to promote youth voices and support their communities. Weekly meetings are planned and facilitated by youth members, allowing them to grow their individual and collective power through the development of self, peers and community. Promoters develop their full talents as human beings through the mastery of the media arts, public speaking, group facilitation, critical thinking and communications. Promoters regularly attend public forums and testify on issues of importance to them and their peers.
Summer DOCS - Filmmaking Intensive
Summer 2019 in session. Check back Fall 2019 to apply for Summer 2020.
Summer DOCS is a 4-week summer program for alumni who have completed at least one semester of our Promoters program. Students conceive , plan, and produce a short documentary film. Guest speakers, including media specialists and content experts, meet with participants and assist with the researching, producing, filming, and editing processes. In 2017 we produced a film titled "The Fabric of America" on immigration reform. Previously, in 2016 we produced "To Serve and Protect?" on police conduct in the communities they serve, and in 2015 we produced an award winning film on Maryland's criminal justice system, titled "Juvenile Justice: The Road to Reform." Other projects have included documentaries on the LGBT homeless population, the need for more space for youth in downtown Silver Spring, and the problems faced by undocumented students wanting to attend public universities.
YOUTH MEDIA FESTIVAL
Check back January 2020 to submit your film or art piece for the 2020 Festival. Plan to submit your photograph, design, or video by January 30, 2020.
The Montgomery County Youth Media Festival showcases media arts produced by youth. Youth can win prizes as well as the chance to have their films screened at Festival events.