Ribbon Cutting for Vinegar Hill


Light House Studio Hosts First Workshop In New Building

Charlottesville, VA – Monday June 8, 2015, Light House Studio, an award-winning nonprofit filmmaking center for youth in central Virginia, will celebrate its new home in the Vinegar Hill Theatre with a “Film” Cutting on Friday, June 12th at 2:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at 220 Market Street, and the community is invited to attend. In honor of the theater’s history, butter popcorn and drinks will be served to commemorate the first student film screening in the new Light House Studio.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will precede the screening of two student films. These films will be created by young filmmakers ages 12 to 16 the week of June 8 in Light House Studio’s summer camps Intro to Animation and Intermediate Filmmaking. Both screenings are open to the public.

For sixteen years, Light House Studio has guided the creation of documentary, dramatic, and animated films and pioneered a mentor-based approach to teaching the art of filmmaking. Light House Studio will continue the legacy of Vinegar Hill Theatre as a venue for creativity and community engagement, while expanding programming for children and teenagers in the art of film production.

About Light House Studio
Light House Studio was founded in 1999 by a group of Charlottesville, VA filmmakers, artists and educators. Since the creation of the first “Video Diary,” Light House Studio has helped youth create thousands of documentaries, dramas and animated films. Student work has been broadcast on PBS, CNN and Public Access Television. Work has been exhibited at The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia and Second Street Gallery, among others. Light House films have been shown in festivals all over the United States. Several Light House Studio students have received national awards for their films, including a Peabody Award, a Gold World Medal at the New York International TV and Film Festival and a Golden Cine Eagle Award. Find out more about supporting Light House Studio’s Vinegar Hill Campaign.

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