Support Our Students

Filmmaking programs at Hook Arts Media use filmmaking as a tool for critical engagement with our participants’ passions, catalyze career and educational opportunities, and provide a safe environment as an alternative to potentially more compromising environments. Students in our programs receive an hourly wage, which not only incentivizes participation and helps young people who have to be more directly engaged in the financial sustainability of their households but also teaches them that their efforts have value in the workplace. Our students have created profiles of mission-driven organizations throughout the city, raising awareness for these vital programs. They’ve created short documentaries about the social realities, inequities, and injustices that most impact them and used filmmaking to envision a more just and equitable world. Over the years, program participants have gone on to work on film sets in the city, enroll in colleges throughout the country, win prizes at film festivals, and even garner grant support for their films. This summer, we hope to raise at least $3500 to support our summer filmmaking programs. The rising costs of space, security, programs, and equipment threaten to edge out the already limited number of seats available for this vital program.

We’re hosting a Facebook fundraiser in hopes of meeting this goal by the end of Digital Boot Camp 2019. If everyone who saw this website donated at least $1, we would more than reach our goal in just a few weeks. If you can support our students with a donation of any amount, we would be very grateful.

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Film Programs at Hook Arts Media

Hook Arts Media® offers paid Fall, Spring, and Summer film programs in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Students learn to use professional film equipment, editing programs, and various production and interview techniques to complete their own mini-documentaries on the subjects of their choosing. The fall and spring film programs consist of 7-week after-school classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The summer program is a 4-week intensive that includes field trips, special guests, and 4 days per week of immersive filmmaking. Both programs culminate in a public screening, where students can share their films with their friends and family. Throughout the program, students earn a wage as they gain pre-professional filmmaking skills to prepare them for college and career.

Hook Arts Media filmmaking students and alumni have gone on to study filmmaking in college, work on production teams right here in NYC, and produce their own short films and videos.

Students can learn more and apply to the fall and spring program here. Learn more and apply to the summer program here.

Film Programs In Schools

Teachers and school administrators can bring Hook Arts Media’s film programs to their schools. Our master teaching artists will guide your students through filmmaking equipment and techniques designed to prepare them for college and career.

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Art of the DJFilmmakingHip Hop DanceAfrican Diasporic DancePoetryChoirDrummingTheatre

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Every year, dozens of young people apply to our after-school and summer film programs. Unfortunately, we always have to turn away talented young people, due to limited resources. Sponsor a student today so that we can accept another future filmmaker to our programs. Every young person deserves to tell their story.

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