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Sponsored in part by:
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Union Square Awards
Support provided by the Union Square Awards, a project of the Tides Center.

NYSCA


And public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
 

ABOUT OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

The Maysles Institute offers diverse, year-round documentary educational programming for people of all ages throughout the Harlem, Northern Manhattan and South Bronx communities. This includes on-site filmmaking programs for adults and young people, as well as school-based partnerships where our experienced teaching artists work with students to develop storytelling, film production, and community engagement skills. We have partnered with a range of high school schools throughout the city, and currently host six education programs at our documentary center in Harlem including a comprehensive producing course and editing classes for adults, our Teen Producers Academy for young people ages 14-18, our Junior Filmmakers workshop for youth ages 10 to 13, and a film club for ages 7 to 11. All programs are free or low-cost, with scholarships available for those with a fee.

For direct inquiries please contact us at: education@mayslesinstitute.org


SUMMER 2013 WORKSHOPS

     Teen Producers Academy
    The Teen Producers Academy is committed to connecting young people from the Harlem, Northern Manhattan, and South Bronx communities to the resources and support they need to become active storytellers and creative participants in digital media. Under the guidance of film professionals, youth are taught documentary filmmaking techniques using an approach that emphasizes direct observation and personal experience. Our goal is to provide participants a thought-provoking and transformative experience in creating moving and honest films about subjects important to young people and their communities. The Teen Producer’s Academy has two cycles:
    • The Summer Documentary Film Intensive, a six-week program that runs from July to mid-August.
    • The After-School Program is a year-long program that meets twice a week after-school from October to May. Participants from the Summer program often continue into this second-tier program. Additional students are recruited upon available space. Learn more and apply >


     Junior Filmmakers 7-Day Intensive Program
    The Junior Filmmakers Program gives students, ages 10 to 13, fun and engaging opportunities to learn about documentary films and work in teams to make a short documentary.
    Deadline to Apply: rolling until all spaces are filled. Learn more and apply >



     Film In Action: World Cinema Film Club
    April 21, 2013 to June 16, 2013 (no class May 26 Memorial Day Weekend)
    Film In Action, for children ages 7 to 11, is a 8-week film club program for children to begin thinking critically about what they watch, but also to have fun and develop an appetite for something other than the usual Disney fare.
    Deadline to Apply: rolling until all spaces are filled.
    Learn more and apply >


     FILM IN ACTION SUMMER CAMP (for ages 7 to 11)
    Film In Action, for children ages 7 to 11, is an interactive film club program for children to begin thinking critically about what they watch, but also to have fun and develop an appetite for something other than the usual Disney fare.

 Following on from the success of the Film in Action year-long program, we are excited to offer 2 themed weeks of film, thinking and fun. Each morning we will watch and discuss films and documentaries at Maysles Cinema. After lunch we will take field trips around the city to research the questions we have come up with in the morning. There will also be time to visit the playgrounds and sprinklers! Students are welcome to enroll for either week, or for both!
    Deadline to Apply: rolling until all spaces are filled.
    Learn more and apply >


INTRODUCING EDITING WORKSHOPS:
By popular demand, we are introducing new Maysles Institute Education workshops.