Filmmaker Facilitator


In partnership with The City of Malden and Filmbuilding, Urban Media Arts (UMA) is launching a creative placemaking project in 2022/23 called Filmbuilding Malden: Our City in Motion — a series of filmmaking projects and screening events aimed at citywide community-building and the enhancement of economic opportunities in specifically targeted neighborhoods around the City of Malden, Massachusetts.

Using an innovative approach to visual storytelling, a diverse cross-section of community members co-create short films which explore timely themes that stir the imagination and envision what an equitable and thriving Malden might look like. Project exhibitions for each film 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 screening 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.

For this project, UMA seeks three individuals to fill the role of Filmmaker Mentor, a key player in helping facilitate the filmbuilding workshops and supporting the workshop participants, who for this project are referred to as “Filmbuilders,” though in this case not experienced at making films.

Duration of assignment: Three different mentors will be needed: one for each of the following date durations: (these are not correct… but we need to know these before we can hire people.)

  • April-May 2022
  • May-June 2022
  • June-July 2022


  • Assist the Filmbuilders as they work through the development, filming and editing of their projects. 
  • Work alongside professional filmmakers acting in the role of Facilitators as they help guide Filmbuilders through the filmmaking process.  
  • Lead the workshop sessions (how many; how many hours)

???? Working alongside Facilitators and Filmbuilders through much of the process, Mentors will be centrally involved in Phases 2 and 3 of the project (see Project Timeline), but are not required to take part in the training sessions.  During Phase 3, Mentors will help Filmbuilders develop, film and edit their short films in locations around Malden.  It is estimated that approx. ___ hours of participation will be required for each Filmbuilder. 


  • Interest in the collaborative arts and being directly involved in the co-creative aspect of this project. 
  • Filmmaking experience
  • Interest in teaching or mentoring aspiring filmmakers
  • Ability to communicate well and convey support
  • Comfortable speaking in front of and facilitating a group
  • Comfortable working virtually

To Apply

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