On March 29th, 35 IMPACT students were able to participate in the first ever DIGICOM High School Narrative Film Symposium with students form 11 other high schools at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs.
Students were treated to a screening of four indecent short films produced in collaboration with Project Involve. After each film, students were given the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions with the writers and producers.
Project Involve is a free, intensive, nine-month annual program that offers 30 up-and-coming film professionals from under-represented communities the opportunity to hone skills, form creative partnerships, utilize free or low-cost production resources and ultimately gain the industry access necessary to succeed as working artists.
DIGICOM is a program that involves training teachers and students across all areas of K-12 curriculum how to make videos in order to demonstrate literacy and communicate in the 21stCentury.
DIGICOM empowers young people to share their learning experiences and to give voice to what they think and what they believe through the process of making videos. By developing the skills of digital storytelling and enabling students to create original products, DIGICOM fosters critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration, the cornerstone of the Department of Education’s Common Core State Standards.
IMPACT is excited to find news ways of partnering with DIGICOM in the future as the organization expands to serve the greater Coachella Valley.