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Stop Motion Animation Winter Break Mini-Camp
Monday, December 29 - Wednesday, December 31
9:00am to 2:00pm
Ages 10-14

Lights, Camera, Action! Youth filmmakers are invited to create their own stop-motion animated movie. Students will create stories and then take digital pictures and group them together in a time-sequence to produce a motion video. The process will include set building, lighting techniques, foley sounds, editing and much more.

HSPVA Digital Reunion
Co-Presented with HSPVA Visual Arts
Curated by David Waddell
Saturday, January 10, 7:00PM
Free Admission

David Waddell from the The High School of Performing and Visual Arts will curate a program of student work from the Visual Arts Department.  The mission of the Visual Arts Department program is to provide a solid foundation in the visual arts and to build a broad-based fine arts experience with an emphasis on idea/concept development, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Pulling from works created over the last seven years, the screening will include an assortment of animations and films from the program’s Freshman Video Workshop, Sophomore Video, Sophomore Animation, Conceptual Concerns and Elective Video Class.  READ MORE

Aurora Member Rush
Thursday, January 15, 6-8:00PM
Free Admission

You are formally invited to join the house of Aurora Picture Show.  All current and future Aurora members are invited to a backyard kegger with Aurora and Saint Arnold Brewery. Become a member of Aurora and your membership dollars will support our exhibition season and youth education programs- not to mention get you access to cool merchandise and early registration windows. Bring a treat to share in our community potluck or just bring a friend to introduce them to the wonderful world of Aurora on Thursday, January 15th from 6-8:00PM. READ MORE


Mobile Media Literacy
Aurora Picture Show in the Community

Through our Mobile Media Literacy program, Aurora Picture Show hits the road to visit hospitals, non-profit groups and local schools to bring media literacy and filmmaking to the community.  By working with partners such as Young Audiences of Houston, Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center Art In Medicine Program and Writers in the Schools, Aurora partners with established community programs geared toward youth. Check out the film that Media Arts Education Manager Camilo Gonzalez helped create for the Making A Mark collaborative project. Aurora Picture Show was thrilled to be the 2014 Guest Artist. Camilo worked with patients at Texas Children's Cancer Center and The Periwinkle Foundation Long Term Survivor group to create, "I Dream", a short film. VIEW "I DREAM"

Extremely Shorts and Extremely Young Film Festivals
Now Accepting Submissions
Extremely Shorts Film Festival, now in its 18th year, is accepting entries for the 2015 competition.  Presented in partnership with Whole Foods Market, this international competition honors adventurous three-minute or shorter films and videos from around the world.  The festival will be held at Aurora Picture Show (2442 Bartlett Street, Houston, TX) June 5-6, 2015. In addition to, and inspired by Extremely Shorts Film Festival, Aurora is also accepting entries for the Extremely Young Film Festival geared toward filmmakers under 17 years old.  The youth film festival will take place May 29, 2015 in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (1001 Bissonnet). MORE INFO

Aurora Seeks Interns
Deadline Extended    

The Aurora Picture Show Internship Program provides students with a bridge between studying media arts as a student and working in media arts field as a professional, by providing hands-on experience within a well-established media art organization. Interns gain insight into the national and international world of new media art, along with basic administrative skills useful in any professional position. Interns at Aurora are involved in: basic operations of arts management, programming, community outreach, fundraising, publicity, and social events. We have extended the deadline to submit an application and resume.  Please submit by the new year.  READ MORE

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