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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Monday a partnership with nonprofit FilmAid to present conversations and master classes on the art of cinema aimed at refugees and vulnerable communities.
“This partnership will serve as a bridge between the Academy and the next generation of international filmmakers in communities whose vital stories need to be heard,” said the governor of the Academy and chair of the Education and Outreach Committee, Wynn P. Thomas, in a statement. “We hope that by sharing our knowledge, we can help individuals make their voices heard in several practical ways. “
For “Academy x FilmAid: Visiting Artists Series,” FilmAid will offer media training courses and the Academy will offer behind-the-scenes information on costume design, cinematography, directing, documentary making and sound mixing. The series will also be available on the Academy’s Youtube channel.
The program is part of a shared mission among organizations to “advocate, educate and empower individuals to tell their own stories through film”.
Film producer Caroline Baron founded FilmAid in 1999 in response to the refugee crisis in Kosovo. FilmAid provides media training and approaches to assisting displaced people. It affects around 400,000 people per year.
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