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The Big Picture Alliance

The Big Picture Alliance Empowering Philly Youth Through Filmmaking Big Picture Alliance is digital media arts education non profit that introduces aspiring young filmmakers K-12 to the language, art and science of filmmaking.

With an 18 year track record of serving our arts, behavioral health, community and school partners, we serve 8 districts within the City of Philadelphia, plus the surrounding 5-county footprint.

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APPLY NOW! using link in bioSummer Teen Media Program (ages 14-18)June 27 - Aug 5 / Mon-Fri 10am-3pm @Esperanza Academy$...
05/04/2022

APPLY NOW! using link in bio
Summer Teen Media Program (ages 14-18)
June 27 - Aug 5 / Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
@Esperanza Academy
$900 stipend for full participation
During six weeks in the summer, students will create their own short films from script-to-screen, writing, acting, filming and editing their own footage. Working collaboratively with other students, teaching artists, and industry professionals, students will collectively envision their unique and personal stories through filmmaking.

Our newest program over at @FrankfordHS is going into its second week! With this programbeing in its early stages , the ...
04/20/2022

Our newest program over at @FrankfordHS is going into its second week! With this program
being in its early stages , the students are currently learning the basic fundamentals of script writing and film history! Students have also had a chance to get a glimpse at their new filming equipment!
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04/15/2022

When's the last time you visited your local community garden? Our youth film crew over @harambee_institute has been visiting @freehavenfarms to document and discuss the importance of Community Gardens in city environments.

Students at Harambee institute have been dedicated to detailing the impact of community gardens in West Philadelphia. This film, in partnership with Free Haven Farms, is encouraging youth to be more conscious about their health. Stay tuned for this phenomenal film!
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04/15/2022
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When's the last time you visited your local community garden? Our youth film crew over @harambee_institute has been visiting @freehavenfarms to document and discuss the importance of Community Gardens in city environments.

Students at Harambee institute have been dedicated to detailing the impact of community gardens in West Philadelphia. This film, in partnership with Free Haven Farms, is encouraging youth to be more conscious about their health. Stay tuned for this phenomenal film!
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#phillyfilmmakers#youthfilmmakers #youthartists#phillyyouth

"Big Picture Alliance has helped me see that I can achieve literally anything I want to and then some. Being a part of t...
04/13/2022

"Big Picture Alliance has helped me see that I can achieve literally anything I want to and then some. Being a part of this organization as both a staff and a student has given me the versatility that any young person my age should strive for. I have the ability to articulate and assert what I believe is important for today's youth and their creative expression. Aside from that I still have the capacity to learn from my peers and mentors. I am glad to be a part of such an innovative team. "

Nasya Jenkins is an apprentice in both our Film and Media Futures programs. You can support artists like Damon by following their social media (@ntj.photogrpahy) or clicking the link in our bio to donate!
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#phillyfilm #youthfilm #youthmedia #bpafilms #communitymedia #phillyyouth #mentorship #testimonial

Lights, camera, action! Our Film Futures crew is starting 1 out of 3 productions this week. The first film in production...
04/11/2022

Lights, camera, action! Our Film Futures crew is starting 1 out of 3 productions this week. The first film in production is created by Nasya Jenkins (@ntj.photography). Nasya has spent the last year and a half in the pre-production stages, curating and planning to make sure her vision is able to come to life! Stay tuned for the premier romantic comedy of the summer.

The Film futures crew has been hard at work, preparing for both production and our upcoming summer film fest! This group of talented young adults has been meeting once a week with industry professionals, who help guide and cultivate the vision for our young filmmakers.
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#youthfilm #phillyfilm #mentorship #bpafilms

Lights, camera, action! Our Film Futures crew is starting 1 out of 3 productions this week. The first film in production...
04/11/2022

Lights, camera, action! Our Film Futures crew is starting 1 out of 3 productions this week. The first film in production is created by Nasya Jenkins (@ntj.photography). Nasya has spent the last year and a half in the pre-production stages, curating and planning to make sure her vision is able to come to life! Stay tuned for the premier romantic comedy of the summer.

The Film futures crew has been hard at work, preparing for both production and our upcoming summer film fest! This group of talented young adults has been meeting once a week with industry professionals, who help guide and cultivate the vision for our young filmmakers.
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#youthfilm #phillyfilm #mentorship #bpafilms

BIg Picture Alliance has officially arrived at Frankford Highschool (@frankfordhs)  ! We are excited to announce that we...
04/06/2022

BIg Picture Alliance has officially arrived at Frankford Highschool (@frankfordhs) ! We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Philadelphia Latino Festival (@phlatinfilmfest) and Concilio (@conciliophilly) to bring the art of filmmaking to Philly Highschoolers!

Youth will learn about the craft of filmmaking from script-to-screen, through watching & analyzing films with professional filmmakers and producing their own short films using what they’ve learned. Their short films will be promoted by and featured through the Philadelphia Latino Film Fest on social media and at the festival May 29 - June 5.
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#youthfilm #phillyfilm #mentorship

BIg Picture Alliance has officially arrived at Frankford Highschool (@frankfordhs)  ! We are excited to announce that we...
04/06/2022

BIg Picture Alliance has officially arrived at Frankford Highschool (@frankfordhs) ! We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Philadelphia Latino Festival (@phlatinfilmfest) and Concilio (@conciliophilly) to bring the art of filmmaking to Philly Highschoolers!

Youth will learn about the craft of filmmaking from script-to-screen, through watching & analyzing films with professional filmmakers and producing their own short films using what they’ve learned. Their short films will be promoted by and featured through the Philadelphia Latino Film Fest on social media and at the festival May 29 - June 5.
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#youthfilm #phillyfilm #mentorship #workshop

Proud to premiere @BigPictureAlliance's collaboration with @Philadelphia_Ballet! Our team produced some incredible anima...
04/04/2022

Proud to premiere @BigPictureAlliance's collaboration with @Philadelphia_Ballet! Our team produced some incredible animations exploring the “invisible” forces that bring a ballet production to life. Join us for these premiere dates in April & May. Congrats to our creative team on this unique and beautiful project, including @Cybee.Bloss @alexaldrichbarrett @heidi_saman

Behind the Stage Door is a ballet performance that explores the “invisible” forces that bring a ballet production to life. Through brand new stage design, music, and choreography, the piece illuminates the many personalities that make the transcendent art form of ballet possible. Performed by Artists of Philadelphia Ballet II, who serve as the Ballet’s community ambassadors.
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#phillyfilmmakers #youthfilmmakers #youthartists #phillyyouth #2021film #phillyfilmsociety #communitymedia #youthmedia #phled

#Flashback to our Black Magic Cinematography workshop with our Film Futures Crew! This spring and summer the film future...
04/02/2022

#Flashback to our Black Magic Cinematography workshop with our Film Futures Crew! This spring and summer the film futures crew will be producing three original films!

Sam Austin (@sammyvisuals), Nasya Jenkins (@ntj.photography ) , and Darien Woodard (@directordarien) have all been working since February on the pre-production phases of their film. We have equipped them all with the knowledge of cinematography, directing, editing, and so much more.

STAY TUNED!
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#youthfilm #phillyfilm #mentorship #workshop

04/01/2022
Shining A Light on youth stories

"This program has contributed to bettering me as a person and artist in so many ways in so little, yet valuable time. This program has allowed me to be not only more of who I already am, but show me all I can be as a person and artist. My confidence, self-assurance, and social presence have been transformed during my time here. Not to mention the filmmaking aspects, which have been exponential in my future career as an aspiring actor, director, and writer. My skills have been honed in on and given opportunities to build on top of them. I'm beyond grateful for this opportunity and the continued support is the start of my tremendous growth yet to come. "

- Damon Anthony

Damon Anthony is an apprentice in both our Film and Media Futures programs. You can support artists like Damon by following their social media (@damonanthonymedia) or clicking the link in our bio to donate!
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#phillyfilm #youthfilm #youthmedia #bpafilms #communitymedia #phillyyouth #mentorship #testimonial

"This program has contributed to bettering me as a person and artist in so many ways. My confidence, self-assurance, and...
03/31/2022

"This program has contributed to bettering me as a person and artist in so many ways. My confidence, self-assurance, and social presence have been transformed during my time here. Not to mention the filmmaking skills I’ve acquired toward my future career as an aspiring actor, director, and writer. My skills have been honed and I’ve been given opportunities to build on top of them. I'm beyond grateful for this opportunity and the continued support is the start of my tremendous growth yet to come. "

- Damon Anthony

Damon Anthony is an apprentice in both our Film and Media Futures programs. You can support artists like Damon by following their social media (@damonanthonymedia) or clicking the link in our bio to donate!
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#phillyfilm #youthfilm #youthmedia #bpafilms #communitymedia #phillyyouth #mentorship #testimonial

HUGE shoutout to our film family over @maestrofilmworks, @chatterblast, & @allagesproductions! Last week we had the oppo...
03/25/2022

HUGE shoutout to our film family over @maestrofilmworks, @chatterblast, & @allagesproductions! Last week we had the opportunity to show off and introduce our spectacular Film Futures team to these organizations.

Our Film Futures team is on its way to the transitional stages of the apprenticeship. At this time we are not only creating narrative films, but we're also setting them up to work with large commercial partners to increase their on-set work experience. Stay tuned to see who decides to go where!
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#phillyfilm #youthfilm #youthmedia #bpafilms #communitymedia #phillyyouth #mentorship

HUGE shoutout to our film family over @maestrofilmworks, @chatterblast, & @allagesproductions! Last week we had the oppo...
03/23/2022

HUGE shoutout to our film family over @maestrofilmworks, @chatterblast, & @allagesproductions! Last week we had the opportunity to show off and introduce our spectacular Film Futures team to these organizations.

Our Film Futures team is on its way to the transitional stages of the apprenticeship. At this time we are not only creating narrative films, but we're also setting them up to work with large commercial partners to increase their on-set work experience. Stay tuned to see who decides to go where!
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#phillyfilm #youthfilm #youthmedia #bpafilms #communitymedia #phillyyouth #mentorship

03/23/2022
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@BigPictureAlliance is proud to have been a recipient of the 2021 ArtWorks Grant which has had a huge impact on our work this year! Thanks to @FAI & @thephiladelphiafoundation.

Applications are now open for this year's grants!
ArtWorks is a $3-million grant program for community-based organizations and emerging artists that are designed to support arts, culture, and creativity — particularly those working with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) individuals and those in other under-served communities.
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03/21/2022

@elilaban teamed up with his father Terry LaBan of @breakthroughvisuals to make this animated explainer video about @phillycommunitywireless work to build free community-owned wifi networks in Kensington, Philadelphia for another @bigpicturealliance project

For more of our work for hire content, check out our website!
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The youth filmmakers @harambee_institute are hard at work on part two of the @freehavenfarms Community Garden Documentar...
03/14/2022

The youth filmmakers @harambee_institute are hard at work on part two of the @freehavenfarms Community Garden Documentary!

This week they're learning how to transcribe interviewers and how to break downline an editing timeline. Through this experience, the kids can use their critical thinking skills to deliberate what parts of each interview move the story along. This documentary is meant to uplift community voices and encourage youth to take action by joining the local community garden.

Stay Tuned!
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#phillyfilmmakers#youthfilmmakers #youthartists#phillyyouth

The youth filmmakers @harambee_institute are hard at work on part two of the @freehavenfarms Community Garden Documentar...
03/14/2022

The youth filmmakers @harambee_institute are hard at work on part two of the @freehavenfarms Community Garden Documentary!

This week they're learning how to transcribe interviewers and how to break downline an editing timeline. Through this experience, the kids can use their critical thinking skills to deliberate what parts of each interview move the story along. This documentary is meant to uplift community voices and encourage youth to take action by joining the local community garden.

Stay Tuned!
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#phillyfilmmakers#youthfilmmakers #youthartists#phillyyouth

Bringing in the New Year with new film premieres! Be sure to tune into @phillycam at https://buff.ly/2F5MkAD (Xfinity 66...
03/07/2022

Bringing in the New Year with new film premieres! Be sure to tune into @phillycam at https://buff.ly/2F5MkAD (Xfinity 66/966HD & Fios 29/30) to check out our Magical Realism Shorts Series. We'll be featuring four fantastic youth films, made during the 2021 Delphi Summer Teen Media Program. Including...
BPA Promo 2 (1 min)

Opening to Estrella (1 min)
Dir. By Alejandro Pietro Nietz

The Visit (6 min)
Dir. By Maeve Zeleniak

Dreaming With Myself (3 min)
Dir. By Esteban Vidal

Unfinished (4 min)
Dir. By Steve Jean-Baptiste

Inside the Color Green (7 min)
Dir. By Demi Sills

The Delphi Summer Teen Media Program is a partnership of Big Picture Alliance, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Taller Puertorriqueno, Esperanza Academy (@esperanzaacademy @tallerpr @philamuseum)⠀⠀
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#covidresilience #phillyfilm #youthfilm #youthmedia #bpafilms

Bringing in the New Year with new film premieres! Be sure to tune into @phillycam at https://buff.ly/2RUwzhZ (Xfinity 66...
03/07/2022

Bringing in the New Year with new film premieres! Be sure to tune into @phillycam at https://buff.ly/2RUwzhZ (Xfinity 66/966HD & Fios 29/30) to check out our Magical Realism Shorts Series. We'll be featuring four fantastic youth films, made during the 2021 Delphi Summer Teen Media Program. Including...
BPA Promo 2 (1 min)

Opening to Estrella (1 min)
Dir. By Alejandro Pietro Nietz

The Visit (6 min)
Dir. By Maeve Zeleniak

Dreaming With Myself (3 min)
Dir. By Esteban Vidal

Unfinished (4 min)
Dir. By Steve Jean-Baptiste

Inside the Color Green (7 min)
Dir. By Demi Sills

The Delphi Summer Teen Media Program is a partnership of Big Picture Alliance, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Taller Puertorriqueno, Esperanza Academy (@esperanzaacademy @tallerpr @philamuseum)⠀⠀
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#covidresilience #phillyfilm #youthfilm #youthmedia #bpafilms

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Take It To The Streets Radio and Style & Empowerment Chat Radio were proud to cover the Emergency Art Action March and march in solidarity with the movement
I wanted to invite you to our event on Saturday 21st http://tallerpr.org/event/shnit-international-short-film-festival/ I hope your students and you can make it, its going to be a fabulous time. We are going to watch the 10 finalists and vote for the one film we like the most, only the 2 finalist will be shown in NYC !!! Come have some fun and help decide the winner for this year.