Mobile Film School to Hold Free Student Documentary Workshop in Del Valle, Texas


Mobile Film School, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing media arts education to rural and underserved communities, proudly announces its upcoming student workshop in Del Valle, Texas, from March 15-22.

Austin, Texas, February 15, 2008 - The Mobile Film School’s filmmaking workshops provide instruction in story development, digital camera operation, video editing, lighting, and recording. By the end of each course, students will have produced one short documentary film. Students are encouraged to try a little of everything but have the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest – such as directing or editing – paving the way for future education and employment opportunities. Equipment and study materials are provided to workshop participants, and all meals are served on-site. This allows students and teachers quality time to discuss the film projects and develop strong bonds that encourage them to stay in contact upon completion of the program.

The Del Valle workshop will be the MFS’s third in the Central Texas area. Later this year, the nonprofit plans to expand to other areas of the state, offering programs nationwide by 2009.

As digital technology plays an increasingly influential role in our global society, MFS believes young people must be media literate if they are to achieve success in today's marketplace. MFS strives to narrow the digital divide in lower income communities and rural North America by increasing access to the art and technology of filmmaking. The effect of MFS’ workshops on students’ self-esteem is life-changing and uplifting.

Recently recognized as Movie Maker Magazine's "Film School of the Week," MFS is a highly collaborative, multi-disciplined film and video arts program. The school is administered and led by industry professionals and offers a wide variety of creative and technology-based programming. MFS fosters future filmmakers who, frame by frame, contribute to the America’s rich cinematic and cultural tradition.


Lisa McWilliams
MFS Executive Director and Founder
Mobile Film School
(512) 906-2420