Student Film Festival 2016
Featuring 40 student films from 3 public schools

The Inaugural #BringArtBack Student Film Festival

PS 282K // IS 183Q // IS 42Q

SchoolMedia_FinalLogoIn our first year teaching film, Thrive Collective’s School Media program taught 450 elementary and middle school students the basics of filmmaking and storytelling. Below are the stories our students chose to tell.

Brooklyn’s PS 282 K-5th graders and middle school students at IS 42Q and IS 183Q in the Rockaways put their imaginations to the test. Students learned to use the green screen, boom mic, DSLR cameras, smartphone and tablet cameras, and editing software, while creating commercials, music videos, newscasts, PSAs, and more. Even a thriller!

While expensive cameras are fun to use, they can be hard for students, and even adults, to access. Nowadays we don’t need fancy equipment to tell a great story. Many students carry multimedia production studios right in their pockets. From cell phones to tablets, anything is possible!

Everyday Tools

Student learned how to use their phones and tablets to capture stories and create their own videos.

Many Kinds of Stories

Students imagined new products and campaigns, wrote scripts, filmed and helped edit commercials, PSAs, news reports, music videos, thrillers, and more.

Invest in Storytellers

Support Thrive Collective’s School Media programs. Contribute finances, equipment, or time as guest instructors, editors, photographers, or animators.

Watch the Films

The film playlists are organized by grade level, school wide projects, commercials, music videos, PSAs, and independents (made 100% by individuals or groups of students).

Featured Video: Bring Art Back!

Kindergarten & 1st Grade
3rd & 4th Grades
5th Grade
6th & 8th Grade
School Wide Projects (PS 282)
Music Videos
Public Service Announcements