The Youth Cinema Project (YCP) is project based learning that produces competent, resilient, and real world problem-solvers and bridges the achievement and opportunity gaps by creating lifelong learners and the entertainment industry’s multicultural future.
At Union Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, a classroom of fifth grade students are buzzing during the last week of school. The students are high-fiving, grabbing popcorn and forming a circle around a makeshift stage. One of those students is Dylan...
Fifteen-year-old Alejandra Santos is about to celebrate becoming a woman, but the evening of her quinceañera will not be what she or anyone in her family expects. Her father is missing and a sinister figure from a Mexican cartel shows up at the...
Paris-based international sales agent Stray Dogs has picked up Bangladeshi filmmaker Abdullah Mohammed Saad’s “Live From Dhaka.”
“The Latino Film Institute/Youth Cinema Project is a remarkable program, connecting filmmakers, writers, and TV creators with talented kids in under-served communities. Encouraging the creativity of young people and helping kids find their voice has been an unforgettable experience for me. This program is a real treasure!”
“I’ve seen a lot of students who were generally hesitant to write, excited to write.”
“It has been a long time since I’ve witnessed such a powerful partnership between a classroom full of students and working professionals.”
“This is work-based learning at its best that’s engaging, inspiring and fun.”
“I’m learning how to express my feelings.”
“I felt blessed to spend time with such imaginative, talented future writers!”