Filmbuilding Malden is a city-wide program that connects communities through collaborative filmmaking projects, film screenings, and public media art events.
By co-creating film and visual art — and telling stories that matter — we can strengthen Malden’s social, cultural, economic, and political capital within our city and beyond.
Our goal is to help build connections between local groups and individuals through film. We believe that collaboration improves cultural competency and creates opportunity.
Over the course of two program sessions in the Fall and Spring, six diverse and multi-generational teams (called filmbuilders) will co-create a short film based on a theme related to the city of Malden.
These teams will work under the mentorship of professional filmmakers (called facilitators) and with help from UMA in-house media experts. These films will be screened at public events in Malden.
A showcase of all six films will take place at a final event in July of 2023, complete with lively discussions, Q&As, mixers, and supplementary activities or performances.
We are looking for volunteers! Some areas we’re looking for support in are marketing, events planning, fundraising, sponsorship, documentary filmmaking, and more. If you’d like to help in other ways, we’re also accepting applications for filmbuilders and facilitators. More information on these roles below.
If you are interested in volunteering for any aspect of this project, please complete this form. We will respond and discuss how you can play a part.
Director of Emerging Markets and Community Relations @ Ascendus
Sales & Marketing @ Brazilian Times Newspaper
Public Health Professional
Managing Director @ Nunjie Capital Group
Fifth Grade ELL Educator in Malden, Local Artist & Jeweler
Healthcare Professional, World Traveler & Community Volunteer
We welcome all kinds of support, from attending an event (see above), subscribe to our newsletter updates, joining the team (see above), being a fiscal sponsor, simply donating what you can to enhance this community project, or sharing about this project with others.
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Stay tuned for Sponsorship opportunities.
Contribute what you can to help fund the various aspects of this project, including venue rental, stipends to interns…
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