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Cine Joven is a free after-school digital filmmaking & media arts produced by MMAC.



In 2005, Cine Joven: Filmmaking in Spanish was founded by Austin School of Film. In its earliest incarnation, this was a bold experiment in class & culture-hopping, social-engineering outreach. Our reasoning was, essentially, if Austin's Latinx youth was underrepresented at Austin School of Film, then why not take ASoF —instructors, gear, & all— to the Latinx youth?

What began as a way to engage primarily Latinx students in digital filmmaking has turned into programming that actually motivates audiences to adopt new behaviors. Cine Joven creates powerful serial dramas with suspense & stories that change lives, both for the students who create them & the diverse audiences they reach.


✓ Classroom space & basic school supplies

✓ Professional software such as Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Suite, Motion Graphics, iMovie, & more!

✓ Access to industry standard cinematic equipment & cameras

✓ Experienced mentors in cinematography, sound, lighting, & software training

✓ Lunch & dinner for students & crew (on shoots as well as in-classroom)

Our mission is to give students the direct experience to represent & empower the Latinx community, culture & identity through film.

Students ages 14 - 18 who participate in the Cine Joven program learn how to create a short films revolving around their experiences while also learn the filmmaking process through an innovative crew format.

This youth program provides hands-on exercises in composition, camera movement, storyboarding, image, sound development and software training on such programs as Final Cut Pro. Students will also be encouraged to incorporate their experiences during the writing process and to play all the crew roles including acting during the shoots. They will work closely with artistic mentors such as professional filmmakers, artists and editors. Not only will the students who partake in this program gain invaluable digital media skills and film production experience, but also gain necessary skills for their future careers.

Our next session will be hosted in Fall 2018 (after school). For more information, contact us!


As this completely free youth outreach program has continued to grow over time, we have worked directly with schools such as as Del Valle High, David Crockett High, Anderson High, & Ann Richard's School, ensuring that students from all over Central Texas have a chance to participate.



Help us keep our Cine Joven: Filmmaking in Spanish Outreach Youth going and growing in the Central, Texas community! Your donations will go directly to Austin School of Film's Outreach Program, Cine Joven: Filmmaking in Spanish and completion our brand-new upcoming series. All donations are tax-deductible.

Your donations will ensure our program can continue to offer free admission to any and all students in Central Texas and provide them with digital media education and training from guest filmmakers, artists, and instructors


✓ If you cannot contribute to the campaign, please contribute in other ways if at all possible.


✓ Repost on social media like Facebook and Twitter!

✓ Let us know if you know local restaurants or groups that would be willing to cater or donate food for cast and crew!

✓ Volunteer your time!

Sponsored with a grant from De Mott, McChesney, Curtright, & Armendáriz, LLP.