Shoot Dates: Saturdays, Jan 18th – Feb 8th (4 sessions)
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm*
*Feb 1st & Feb 8th may run longer depending on shooting schedules
Edit Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 12th – 26th (3 sessions)
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Ages: 8th – 12th grades
Light House is once again teaming up with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to offer a scholarship-based workshop, which will give young filmmakers the unique opportunity to work with peers from around the world. These young people have volunteered to tell the stories of their journey leaving home as refugees and coming to the US. Participants in this workshop will learn first-hand about other cultures, while providing a service to the community by increasing cultural awareness and understanding.
Films from this workshop have been featured on the Independent Film Channel, CNN, and won a Peabody award and a Bronze World Medal at the New York Festivals Film Fest.
Filmmakers will work with mentors to learn the basics of documentary filmmaking including interviewing, directing, shooting, and editing, and then use these skills to weave a powerful story about traveling across the world to find a new home. This workshop is free and may qualify for some schools’ community service requirements.
Award-Winning Film from Light House’s 2012