Big Picture Alliance's mission is to engage, educate and empower Philadelphia's underserved youth through filmmaking and digital media arts. We provide transformative learning experiences that promote self-expression, collaboration, and accomplishment. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive outlet for youth to have their voices heard, develop as young professionals and reach their full potential.
What We Do
Big Picture Alliance partners with schools, cultural institutions and social service agencies to bring filmmakers into the classroom to teach collaborative filmmaking through a hands-on project-based curriculum. Youth learn script writing, video production, and editing through creating original films from script-to-screen. Our teaching artists work with students to help them find their creative voice, while developing their communication, collaboration, and technical skills. Youth share their work with industry professionals through field trips to TV & film studios and then present their films at community screenings and festivals. We work with our school partners to align our projects with their curriculum while providing portfolio and scholarship support to our high school juniors, seniors, and alumni.