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UOFA 2014 Final Film Screening & Celebration – May 4!

Sunday, May 4, 2014 Come celebrate Urban Oasis Film Academy 2014! Our youth worked hard EVERY SUNDAY for 3 months to brainstorm, write, film & edit 4 ENTIRELY YOUTH-PRODUCED short films! We couldn’t have done it without the support of some incredible & dedicated volunteers & we are excited to share! Join us to check out their work and meet […]

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Film Screening & Celebration!

On Saturday, over 30 youth, mentors, staff and supporters of the Urban Oasis Film Academy gathered at Mercado La Paloma to screen the 2013 films and celebrate their successes. After screening the six films from this year’s session, Esperanza, Sound Waves, X-Men, Youth With Attitude, The Last Man on Earth, and L.O.V.E., the filmmakers sat on a panel to discuss […]

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Session Eighteen: Post-Production and Guest Visitors

Cristi Catlin, Jerry London, John visiting UOFA

Today we had a special visit from Jerry London, most famous for directing the television mini-series Shogun, and Cristi Catlin, co-founder of the Urban Oasis Film Academy, Youth Mentoring Connection board member, and our liaison at HBO. Jerry London shared some of the basics to know if you want to be a filmmaker: 1) Start with a good script! 2) […]

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Urban Oasis Film Academy Screening – Expressive & Evocative Youth Voices

“Will you see me as a vital, creative human being deserving of a place in this society, or a teenager from the hood to be ostracized or feared?” On Saturday we premiered eight short films of young people from our Urban Oasis Film Academy. The room was packed and the youth did a fantastic job of creating expressive evocative short […]

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