High School Masterclasses 2023

High School Masterclasses 2023

SAT, NOV 4TH 2023 | 9:30 AM – 12 PM  | THE ROWLAND THEATRE

leaves THE SHORTLIDGE WHITE BUILDING (on campus) at 9AMclick here for the schedule

Join us for a special field trip to Philipsburg’s historical Rowland Theatre, where teachers and students will get the opportunity to work with international filmmakers, who are here for the film festival, as well as local entertainment professionals. Get front-row seats to the many elements of making films! Learn about the exciting world of filmmaking, theatre, writing, dance and music arts! [Yes, this can be a project toward Extra Credit, too!]

Everyone will meet in the morning over coffee and refreshments and then students will break out into different short masterclasses to explore their own interests. Everyone will then gather together at the end to share what they did and watch the film Homeboys about refugee Sudanese teens trying to make their first hip hop album.

Teachers will also have the opportunity to discuss arts pedagogy in addition to discussing with industry professionals some training tips for different roles on a film set. Learn about how to incorporate these sorts of activities in your own classrooms at school and discover art resources that are both local and national. 

Workshop Schedule

9:30am – 10am — Registration & Refreshments
10am – Noon — Workshops
Noon – 1pm — Homeboys screening 


with with Erica Tremblay

Learn how to cast and direct a scene from FX’s Reservation Dogs’ executive story editor and director, Erica Tremblay (Seneca-Cayuga) who is PA Premiering her film, Fancy Dance.

with Johntrae Williams

Trade is the backbone of film. Use your shop skills and build a bench which becomes a set piece for a short film. Collaborate with Harrisburg’s film commissioner of central PA, Evolve Youth and the TradeOFF Program.

with with JJ & Teresa Stoler

Have some fun and get camera-ready with your own moves… whether it’s for Tik
Tok, a music video, or just for you, zumba and performance artist JJ and Teresa get you going!

with Cynthia Mazzant

It’s your moment! From scene painting to acting, let’s do it! Spend time with Tempest Studio’s founder & director Cynthia Mazzant who’ll teach the more dramatic side of self-expression for film, theatre or just because!

with Amir Sade & Tamar Goren

Do you think that music and a big dream can change someone’s life? Let’s try it here with visiting artists who worked with African teens on Homeboys to write rap/hiphop about their situation as refugees. Then let’s watch the film!

A FREE SHUTTLE to the MASTERCLASSES at the ROWLAND THEATRE leaves THE SHORTLIDGE WHITE BUILDING (on campus) at 9AMclick here for the schedule

Students are invited to stay for more of the festival’s screenings beginning at 12pm with HOMEBOYS and continuing throughout the day.

All tickets and food for Masterclasses & films are free for students and their teachers. We ask that you arrange the transportation for your students to get to and from the Rowland Theatre.

Questions? Write to pearl@centrefilm.org