Digital Storytelling (DS) is an AFF arts education program that improves students’ reading, writing, communication, media technology and idea-expression skills through hands-on screenwriting and filmmaking. Launched in 2005, DS has served over 1,500 AISD students. With a curriculum developed by Austin Film Festival and AISD English teachers, DS has been implemented in high schools where a disproportionate number of the student body are economically disadvantaged and considered at-risk.
Garza High School
Akins High School
Anderson High School
For more information on how your school can participate or if you are interested in attending a Teacher Training Session, contact Stacy Brick at email@example.com or by phone at 512-478-4795.
“I am very grateful to be in this class because it has given me opportunities I never thought I could have at this age. My short script was selected as one of two to be made into a short film this year. I really couldn’t believe it! I feel honored to have worked with professional filmmakers and directors. It’s been a wonderful experience and I plan to be in this program again next year. This experience will help me greatly in the future when I actually become a professional filmmaker.
- Cristina Gonzalez, Student Participant, AFF’s Digital Storytelling program, 2012 and 2013
Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story.
Austin Film Festival is a not for profit 501c3 corporation.