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Aurora Holiday Party & Raffle
Wednesday, December 17, 6-9PM
Free Admission

Instead of fighting the crowds at the mall, kick off the holiday season with Aurora Picture Show at our annual holiday party. By attending, you are not only securing a spot on Santa’s Nice list but also have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes with the holiday raffle. Join us for this festive holiday gathering where merry attire is encouraged and delightful cocktails are ready to dance in your belly. As a special holiday treat, Aurora will host a silent auction with artwork from local artists and two SXSW Film Badges.  The annual holiday raffle and silent auction supports the upcoming season, including artists honorariums, public programs, youth education programs, and affordable admissions.   READ MORE

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.

Holiday Raffle Tickets Available
Enter To Win & Support Aurora

Secure a spot on Santa's "Nice" List this holiday season by gifting yourself with a holiday raffle ticket for the Aurora Holiday Party. By purchasing a ticket for at $10, or a pack of 5 tickets for $40, you are not only making a donation to support the mission and programs of Aurora Picture Show, but also entering to win prizes from generous sponsors. Though you need not be present to win, mark your calendars for the drawing on Wednesday, December 17th from 6-9PM when we will announce the winners.  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 by Aurora Picture Show, 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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