The Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program offers Baltimore City residents ages 16 to 29 the opportunity to learn
camera skills, refine storytelling techniques, and create films and photographs to be shared at public screenings
and exhibits, and on the program website. Participants are paid stipends for their contributions
and receive certificates for successful completion.
Our mission is to build an online archive of Baltimore voices; a representation of our city, historical and current, real and imagined. Be part of the project. We want to hear from you!
The Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program is made possible by the support of the Johns Hopkins Film and Media Studies Program and a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
MORE BYFA VOICES
(Summer workshops are fully enrolled. Click on title for complete description.)
EYEWITNESS: PHOTOJOURNALISM IN BLACK & WHITE AND COLOR
Contributing to the larger record of who we are as part of the "family of men"
Saturdays, June 2-July 14, 1:30-5:30, JHU-MICA Film Center, Room 218 (map)
DO IT YOURSELF: THE WEB SERIES FROM CONCEPT TO PILOT
A crash course in web series production
Saturdays, June 2-July 14, 9-1, Johns Hopkins Homewood, Brody 4040 (map)
BALTIMORE REIMAGINED: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS OF COMPOSITING AND ANIMATION
Magical interpretations of Baltimore in still and moving images
Saturdays, June 2-July 14, 9-1, Morgan State University, Holmes Hall, Rm. G-17 (map)
WHAT I SAW: DOCUMENTING HISTORY THROUGH FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS
Exploring the history of Baltimore through the people who lived it
Saturdays, June 2-July 14, 9-1, Johns Hopkins Homewood, 300 Shaffer Hall (map), and on location
PICTURES, POETRY, AND PROSE: THE ART OF THE ACCORDION BOOK
Exploring how different artistic disciplines can succeed together
Saturdays, June 2-July 14, 9-1, Kids Safe Zone, 1622 N. Carey Street (map)
STORY, STORY, STORY: AN INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING
Shaping personal visions for the screenplay
Saturdays, June 9-July 21, 1:30-5:30; Thursdays, June 14 & 21, 6-8, Johns Hopkins Homewood, 17 Gilman Hall (map)
No class meeting Saturday, June 30
ANIMATED VISIONS: CREATING AN ORIGINAL GIF
An intensive workshop exploring the "complex cycle" technique (this workshop is completed)
Saturdays, June 2-23, 9-1, JHU-MICA Film Center
Fall workshops start September 15! Listings coming in August.
Saturday, July 28
Photography Exhibition and Final Screening
for BYFA Summer Workshops
Saturday, July 28, 5-8:30
Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 110 Hodson Hall (map)
Awarding of Certificates and Reception to Follow