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BALTIMORE

YOUTH FILM ARTS

 

 YOUR STORY.  YOUR CITY.

YOUR FILM.

 

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.

workshops

A very open environment, encouraging.
—Christopher

I love the variety of ages.
—Eddie

Fall 2018

Fall workshops are fully enrolled. Click on title for full description.

STORY IN PICTURES: COMPOSITION FOR NARRATIVE FILM
The power of the shot
Ages 16-29 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, September 15-October 27, 9-1, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Brody 4040 (map)

POETRY IN MOTION: WRITING AND ANIMATING OUR ORIGINS
Exploring the intersection of literary and film arts through the hybrid form of the “motionpoem”
Ages 16-29 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, September 15-October 27, 1:30-5:30, JHU-MICA Film Center (map)

"ANCESTRAL WISDOM": AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKTALES FOR CONTEMPORARY FILM
Filmmaking building on the rich tradition of African American folktales
Ages 16-29 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, September 15-October 27, 10-2, Morgan State University, Holmes Hall (map)

EAST SIDE: THE SERIES CONTINUES
Volume II of a documentary web series devoted to uniquely Eastside stories
Ages 16-29 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, September 15-October 27, 9-1, The Door, 219 N. Chester Street, Baltimore 21231 (map)

BALTIMORE PHOTO QUILT
Experimental photography piecing together images of Baltimore
Ages 16-29 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, September 15-October 27, 9-1, JHU-MICA Film Center (map)

“PAY ATTENTION!”: PRACTICING CLOSE OBSERVATION WITH CAMERA AND PEN
Deep-caption photographs guided by the fundamental rules of journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why
Ages 16-29 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, September 15-October 27, 9-1, Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave (map) 

FIRST PERSON: VIDEO DIARIES OF IDENTITY AND PLACE
Exploring the connection between environment and inner life
Ages 16-29 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, September 15-October 27, 12-4, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Cherry Hill Town Center, 606 Cherry Hill Rd. 21225 (map) and on location

B SEEN B HEARD: GROUP ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY
Large scale portraits for an international public art project
Ages 16-29 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, September 29-October 27, 9-1, and Saturday, December 1, 2-6, Harambee Center, 1622 N. Carey St. 21217 (map) and on location


BYFA FELLOWS

EVENTS

 

Saturday, November 10 — Save the Date!

Photography Exhibition and Film Screening
for BYFA Fall Workshops
Saturday, November 10, 5-8:30
Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Mudd Hall Auditorium (map)
Certificate Ceremony and Reception to Follow

Saturday, December 1 — Save the Date!

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