BridgeUp:Film is an after-school scholarship program for 9th-12th grade young women that provides training and mentorship in journalism and visual storytelling. They teach video production, reporting, and storytelling skills to help their scholars tell meaningful and important stories in underreported communities and to aspire to be leaders in their field. Funded through the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation, and created in connection to Glassbreaker Films and The Center for Investigative Reporting, their goal is to combat the lack of gender representation in film and media. Working in small, collaborative groups led by industry leaders, their scholars will learn and use professional equipment to create and broadcast their own short films.
The 10-week Pilot Program for BridgeUp: Film begins on February 21 and runs through May 4th, with a final presentation of student work showcased in the final week. Classes are held weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 at The Center for Investigative Reporting (1400 65th street, Suite 200, Emeryville, CA 94608) The cost of transportation to and from class is covered by us, and snacks will be provided. No previous experience is necessary, but we want students who are passionate and committed to learn.
SCHOLARS WHO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM QUALIFY FOR A $1000 “MAGIC GRANT” SCHOLARSHIP AND ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY TO THE 2017/2018 BRIDGEUP: FILM INTERNSHIP AT GLASSBREAKER FILMS AND THE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING.
If you are interest applying, click here. Application deadline is February 10, 2017.