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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, current and historical, 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.


A very open environment, encouraging.

I love the variety of ages.

Fall 2018

(This workshop is fully enrolled.)
Thursdays, November 29 & December 6, 6-8pm; Saturday, December 1, 9-1; Saturday, December 8, 9-6 (includes lunch), JHU-MICA Film Center, 10 E. North Avenue (map)  

In this intensive production and videography workshop, fellows will develop a new series for the BYFA website: Tales of the Trade.  A collection of interviews, Tales will focus on successful Baltimore filmmakers and photographers, exploring their practices, influences, and career paths; what inspired them, what sustained them, challenges they faced along the way. Fellows will be engaged in designing the look and feel of the series, and in creating the first episodes. They’ll learn videography, including lighting, sound recording, and editing; and correct interview protocols.  Interviews will be edited and shared on the BYFA website and at a public screening.  Fellows must be present and on time for all meetings.  Lunch will be provided for the final, all-day meeting, December 8.  Limited to 12 student fellows. 

Annette Porter is a documentary filmmaker and co-founder, with Helen Morell, of Nylon Films, UK.  Comfortable with her camera in a corporate boardroom or on a high altitude trail in Chile, she produces, directs, and shoots both stills and moving images.

Jimmy Powell, Jr., an alumnus of the Maryland Institute College of Art, is a freelance videographer and editor.  His clients include the NAACP, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and the University of Maryland Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Darian Jones is currently working towards his associate's degree in Digital Media Production at the Community College of Baltimore County.  He is interested in documenting unique and authentic stories, and he hopes to give back by teaching others. 





Saturday, December 1

B Seen B Heard Portrait Exhibition
Saturday, December 1, 1-3

The Harambee Center, 1622 N. Carey St. 21217 (map)
Portraits for the Group Action Photography Project
Light Refreshments Served