On September 12th, 2009 - the ORF, in collaboration with our co-sponsor the Global Foundation for Democracy & Development (FUNGLODE), was proud to initiate the launch of the In-School Pilot Program at the Mauricio Baez Cultural Center which services the neighborhood of Villa Juana in the Dominican Republic.
The goal of the In-School Program is to teach the fundamentals of production to students who otherwise would not have the resources or equipment to find their voice, to enhance concepts such as critical thinking and writing, and to develop a passion for filmmaking at an early age that can later be cultivated into a strong workforce for the Dominican film industry.
Click Here for more information on the program and to see stills from the two-day workshop.
For more information on the Advanced Workshop and to view the clip, click here!
Click Here to watch some of the short films created during the 2009 Summer Program.
It's been a whirlwind of creativity, learning and hard work. Check out our Production Blog to read about the final week of the Summer Intensive 2009 and see pictures of our students hard at work on set and celebrating at the 2009 Awards Ceremony.
We're incredibly proud of this year's group of students who showed initiative, ingenuity and determination all the way through. Congratulations to our Class of 2009.
Week Three of the 2009 Summer Intensive is in full-swing with the students working in overdrive to get through the rigorous production schedule and shoot all of their short films on deadline.
We were proud to welcome the Dominican Republic's President Leonel Fernandez to the ORF - Summer Intensive who surprised our students with an impromptu visit. Read our Production Blog to see photos from this exciting event and catch up with our students.
The fourth installment of the ORF Summer Intensive is up and running in full swing. While our students are busy learning the ins-and-outs of film production, we thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce you to this year's Class of 2009.
In particular, we're excited to embark on a new collaboration with Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti organization and are proud to have four students from Haiti joining our program in the Dominican Republic. This new venture would not be possible without the full support of the Government of the Dominican Republic. We are particularly indebted to the suppport of President Leonel Fernandez for making this possible.
Saturday, May 30th
Irving Vincent, Program Director, One Race Global Film Foundation
Hello! My name is Danny, co-Program Coordinator for this yearâ€™s class, and for the next four weeks I'm going to be sharing with you all of the excitement, the sweat and tears of the ORF Summer Intensive, the One Race Global Film Foundation's signature course in film, television, and new media production in the Dominican Republic!
Click Here to Read More and see pictures from the Teaching Assistant Workshop...