Our mission through the Cine Joven program is to give youth students the direct experience to represent & empower the Latinx community, culture, and identity through the art of film.
WHAT IS CINE JOVEN?
Since 2005, MMAC’S Cine Joven Program has offered a free digital filmmaking & media arts program for teens ages 14-17 years old. 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 media has turned into programming that actually motivates audiences to adopt new behaviors. MMAC’s Cine Joven Program creates powerful media stories that change lives, both for the students who create them & the diverse audiences they reach.
2019 PROGRAM OUTLINE:
Over the course of 12-weeks, youth participants will learn the process of making a short film from script to screen while working with professional filmmakers and artist mentors, industry standard gear and software. Students are encouraged to incorporate stories they find important to them, with an emphasis on Latinx culture and to explore their growing potential as an emerging media creator/filmmaker. Stories build communities, filmmaking brings them to life.
Students will be immersed into the world of digital filmmaking and learn extensively on topics such as: screenwriting, story boarding, casting, camera movement, sound, lighting and will take on such crew roles such as: Gaffer (lighting), Boom Operator (sound), Editor, Cinematographer (camera), Producer, and Director. At the end of the program, students will have a festival-ready short film and participate in a special screening hosted at MMAC. Students will host real auditions, cast real actors, shoot on location in/around Austin and with professional filmmaking gear provided by MMAC.
SPRING 2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Saturdays, January 26 - April 27 from 10:00am - 1:30pm
Additional weekend hours may apply once students begin production of film on location.
No class March 9 & 16 due to SXSW 2019.
INCLUDED IN PROGRAM
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)
HOW TO APPLY
Cine Joven Program is limited to 12 students per semester. The application for Spring 2019 is now open!
Application deadline: December 28, 2018.
Notification of acceptance: January 4, 2019.
SUPPORT THE CINE JOVEN PROGRAM
Since 2005, Cine Joven has been a completely free youth outreach program. Since it’s inception, we have served 650 students directly through this program. Over the span of 13 yrs, MMAC has partnered directly with schools such as as Del Valle High, David Crockett High, Travis High, Anderson High, & Ann Richard's School, ensuring that students from all over Central Texas have a chance to participate.
Help keep Cine Joven going and growing! Your generous support 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