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The Idea Fund Reception
Free Admission
Thursday, January 29, 6:30-8:30PM

Want to learn more about the Idea Fund?  Join Aurora, DiverseWorks and Project Row Houses for a reception in honor of the 2015 Idea Fund projects on Thursday, January 29th, 6:30-8:30PM.  This year’s grant recipients will be on hand to tell you more about their work and what they will be doing with the money they received from the Idea Fund. READ MORE

Youth Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Saturday, January 31, 9-11:00AM
Location: Whole Foods Market Bellaire, 4004 Bellaire Blvd
Free with Advance Registration; Walk-ups welcome as space allows
All Ages

Aurora’s stop-animation workshop teaches children a form of animation in which still objects are photographed and manipulated in ways that make them appear to move on their own. Youth will use fruits and vegetables from Whole Foods Market to create short films that spread the message of environmental responsibility or healthy habits. Aurora Picture Show Media Arts Educators will help participants create their story and help bring them to life. 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

Now Hiring Media Arts Educator
Hourly Contract Position

Aurora Picture Show is looking for media art/film educators who can teach a diverse set of media literacy workshops and classes in the community. These lessons will be developed with Aurora Picture Show in conjunction with our mission of promoting the understanding and appreciation of moving image art.  Instructors should have an interest in experimental and non-traditional video art. Employment is part-time, typically a few hours each week at various locations throughout Houston and surrounding communities. Aurora accepts submissions year-round, but we are currently booking after-school and community programs for the current school year as soon as possible.  READ MORE

Stop Motion Animation Spring Break Mini-Camp
When: March 16-20 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
For students ages: 10-14

Lights, Camera, Action! Young 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. At the end of the class students will receive a link to their own video to share and download. Finished films are screened for family and friends at a culminating showcase on the last day of the program. REGISTER NOW

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