We base movies on stories by students and their unique community and culture. Communication, collaboration, technical, and creative skills are integral to the experience.
Here is a bold statement: Movie making is as important as reading and writing. In our networked, multilingual society, a well crafted video will reach more people than a well written essay. Through video, we can influence the world more profoundly than through the pen alone. Media literacy is not just fun. It's a critical skill for our modern world.
As stars of their own movie, students make critical connections between the media they create and the media they consume. A glimpse behind the curtain can help students navigate the confusing messages of body image, stereotypes, and social acceptance constantly aimed at them.
Cinemasports connects kids from different cultures. We often teach our workshops in conjunction with our international Cinemasports competitions. Youth teams from around the world make movies with the same required ingredients and deadline. The result is a cultural exchange of stories and a meaningful connection between students around that world that share a common creative experience.
Our international collaborators are passionate organizations and accomplished artists from different continents working with their local youth. Cinemasports entries have shown at film festivals worldwide. See more about our events at cinemasports.com
We customize programs for students of all ages. Our teacher workshops empower teachers to start their own filmmaking program in their classrooms. Please feel free to contact us for more information!