Ages 21-25
Summer 2016, Learning Is For Tomorrow (LIFT)

In this digital filmmaking workshop, student fellows will learn marketable skills in media production, including storyboarding, digital video production, online editing, and distribution.  In collaboration with each other and with the instructors, they'll create short films documenting compelling aspects of their lives, personal portraits of life within Baltimore's challenged communities.  Films will be shared at a public screening and made available on the BYFA program website.  Limited to 10 student fellows. 

The Inner City Me is a co-production of Baltimore Youth Film Arts, Root Branch Productions, the Megaphone Project, and Learning Is For Tomorrow (LIFT).

Vonnya Pettigrew is CEO of Root Branch Productions & Film Academy.  A writer and filmmaker, she has produced content for a wide range of clients, including the Discovery Channel, Disney, and Starz.

Gwen Richards is an award winning writer-producer with extensive experience in broadcast journalism and in community-based health care.