Videoactive Film Festival
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Doors open at 7 PM, Screening begins at 7:30 PM
Center for the Arts Main Stage Theatre
The Videoactive Film Festival
Presented by Towson University Division of Student Affairs, Division of Economic Affairs and Community Outreach, and the Department of Electronic Media and Film, and Sponsored by the New York Times.
This collaborative effort will showcase work that uses video for advocacy, activism, and as a tool for social change. Student films surrounding provocative contemporary topics will be featured at this event. Video activism brings real issues to light and we invite you to view the innovative and meaningful work done by area students. Films screened will include the work of Towson University Electronic Media and Film students, students from Kids On the Hill, an after school program in Baltimore City, students from Digital Harbor High School, a Baltimore City Public School, and Wide Angle Youth Media.
Schedule for the Evening
6:30 – 7:30 PM:
Students, community organizations and community members meet and greet. There will be light refreshments. Outside the Main Stage Theatre
7:30 – 8:30 PM: Videoactive Film Screening Main Stage Theatre
8:30 – 9: 30 PM: Debriefing and discussion following series of films. Main Stage Theatre
The Videoactive Film Festival is part of a partnership developed by Towson University, Kids On the Hill, and Digital Harbor High that brings students together to discuss how media can be used to raise social awareness about community, national, and global issues. This partnership fosters interaction between high school and college students who are pursuing degrees and careers in film. A shared interest brings the three groups of students together, while each learns from and is inspired by the others.
The purpose of the Towson University/Kids On the Hill/Digital Harbor High School Media Partnership, and the purpose of the Videoactive Film Festival, is: to foster connections, understanding, and the ability to relate between participants, to promote activism and change through discussions of social issues and the use of media and art in affecting positive change.