PROGRAMS

Lil Filmmakers offers Workshops, After School, Summer, and Feature Film Project-based programs that provide young artists hands-on exposure to the filmmaking process. Creative adjustments are made based on an assessment of the academic, artistic, and personal needs of each artist in order to retain and enhance their skills. Additionally, our programs work towards transitioning artists into becoming successful critical thinkers while learning to sustain a career in their chosen field.

Movie Club

Lil' Filmmakers Movie Club is a virtual media education program where youth and teens learn to make movies. Our filmmaking curriculum is designed as a live virtual classroom where instructors will train participants in all aspects of filmmaking and guide them to create a short narrative film together.

She Shoots Movies

She Shoots Movies is a 12-month program that prepares young black women to confidently pursue career opportunities in the media industry by learning the business of media and providing them with hands-on experience with industry technology.

OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS OFFER

LITERACY ENRICHMENT

  • Reading comprehension enhancement

  • Creative writing practice

  • Interactive literacy activities 

    • screenplay writing ​

    • story development

MEDIA & PERFORMING ARTS TRAINING

  • Training in the use of digital video technology 

  • Public speaking training 

  • Acting training

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Diverse youth art and technology-related job training

  • Leadership development, problem-solving

  • Goal-oriented, collaborative projects

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • Discourse and critical thinking on film's impact on society

  • Ethical dialogue on the social responsibility of filmmaking 

  • Build self-agency through collective artistic action