This experience has inspired me to go to school for film and audio production

Fourthwall showed me that my dreams were achievable.

I have a confidence in my ability to actually succeed at something and school this fall was much better because of it. I am now looking at colleges with film majors

I love the the idea of furthering their writing skills, collaboration skills, interpersonal skills, at the same time they have fun making a movie. This program builds creativity and innovation.

My son will never forget this experience. It provided a multi layer approach to expose him to the entire filmmaking process, improve and offer new skills, collaborate as part of a team, allow creative freedom and, importantly, help boost his confidence.

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Fourthwall Films

Awards

Congrats to all our filmmakers. Saturation, Into The Abyss, Away Yet Awake, Imperial Theater and Artsville Moving Forward have all been recognized by local and regional film festivals. And that's just since November 2021!

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Congratulations to all of our young filmmakers whose work was recognized on the film festival circuit.

Away Yet Awake
Audience Choice Award, 2021 OINK Film Festival
Official Selection, 2022 Athens Film + Video Festival
Honorable Mention, 2022 Atlanta High School Film Festival

Saturation
Winner, Best Narrative, 2021 OINK Film Festival
Nominee Best Narrative, 2022 Atlanta High School Film Festival

Into The Abyss
Honorable Mention, 2022 Atlanta High School Film Festival

Imperial Theater-Mohawk Arts District
Semi Finalist, 2022 Atlanta High School Film Festival
Official Selection, 2021 OINK Film Festival

Artsville Moving Forward
Official Selection, 2021 OINK Film Festival

 

University of Cincinnati/Aiken School ESL

Collaboration

For the past few months, Fourthwall and a film class from the University of Cincinnati have been collaborating on short films to highlight the extraordinary stories of Aiken School's refugee program.

Aiken School in the College Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati is not only a shining example of a great public school, but is also home to one of the most extraordinary ESL programs you will ever find.

Aiken ESL program, is home away from home for 80 refugee students who come from Burundi, Nepal, Uganda, Rwanda, Syria, mexico, and Guatemala just to name a few.

Each day, in addition to academics and learning the English language, they participate in agricultural programming, STEM clubs, chess clubs, mentorship programs, co-ops,  and more. Aiken students worked with UC students to to get some of these stories on film.

We are looking forward to seeing the completed projects at the conclusion of the semester.

Fourthwall/CAPA

Summer Film Camp

Fourthwall and CAPA will be teaming up again this summer and offering a film camp from July 27th through August 5th in Madisonville. Sign up now before all the spots are gone. Click for more details.

Our award winning film camp is back and we still have a few spots open. But hurry, this camp fills up every year!

Camp Dates: Monday July 27th – Friday August 5th
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (M-F)
Location: Artsville, Madisonville

Camp participants will cover:

  • Storytelling & Scriptwriting
  • Camera-Production Workshop
  • Audio-Production Workshop
  • Production Planning
  • On location shooting
  • Editing

Click on the film icon to go to CAPA’s website for registration or email us if you have any questions.

Fourthwall Spotlight

Away Yet Awake
An Immigrant Experience

Just the production of one short film, from end to end, introduces the student to a dozen different creative career possibilities. But the production process the student goes through in making that film is unmatched in empowering that same student to develop collaborative, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication skills...21st century skills...that every employer requires but students do not yet possess.

Frank O'FarrellDirector, Fourthwall Youth Studios

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A selection of films we think you might like

Saturation 5:29

Produced during a 2021 summer camp in Madisonville, Cincinnati this gem makes clever use of masking to support the film’s theme.  Winner ‘Best Narrative’, 2021 OINK Film Festival

The Imperial Theater 6:30

Written and directed by Fourthwall teens, this video was produced as part of an urban revitalization campaign with the historic Imperial Theater as the anchor and focal point. High school students were hired with the support of the City of Cincinnati’s Youth to Work program and Artworks Cincinnati.

When The Smoke Clears 5:30

Commissioned by St. Elizabeth Medical Center and administered by Artswave, Fourthwall was asked to facilitate the production of an anti vaping PSA, to be written and produced by high schoolers and targeted to middle schools. The final film is a 3-part vignette style, illustrating the damage this risky habit can cause.