About the project

Filmbuilding Malden: Our City in Motion is a community-wide creative placemaking project to take place in 2022 as a series of filmmaking projects and screening events aimed at developing critical connections and economic opportunities within the city of Malden, Massachusetts. 


Using discovery based filmbuilding as an innovative approach to visual storytelling, a diverse cross-section of community members co-create short films which explore timely themes that stir the agency to imagine and create what an equitable and thriving Malden might look like.

Screenings reimagine the filmgoing experience by engaging audiences in dialogue and participatory programming while activating public spaces and local businesses. 

The project will culminate in a final event in which all completed films will be screened as one, and memorialized through site-specific programs aimed at enhancing opportunities for cross-cultural and cross-sector exchange as well as overall commercial development.  


Dates subect to change

To Engage with the Project

Complete an Interest Form

Attend an Info Session

Jan 28
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Filmbuilding Malden Information Session
Feb 04
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Filmbuilding Malden Information Session
Feb 09
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Filmbuilding Malden Information Session


Leadership Team

  • Anne D’Urso-Rose, UMA
  • Tom Flint, Filmbuilding
  • Amanda Hurley, UMA
  • Maria Luise, City of Malden
  • Ose Schwab, UMA