It’s Almost Time!

All year long, our students have been learning about filmmaking, stop-motion animation and social awareness issues like domestic violence and recycling. The hard work of over 30 students has culminated in a lot of really entertaining short films. On June 6, at 5 pm, at the Bayside Community Center, they get to show off all of that hard work. Everyone is invited to this community potluck. There is no charge for the event, so bring a side dish to share. We will supply a main entree, some fantastic speakers, lots of entertainment and an opportunity drawing full of goodies from the area.
Create community with us and have a great time doing it. If you’d like to help us out with this event, future events or by sponsoring a youth during next year’s programming, please contact us.

Just a Few Weeks Away

We can hardly contain our excitement and we can’t wait to share this moment with all of you!
All year long, our students have been working at putting together their message, finding their voice and composing shorts, films, animations and public service announcements that raise awareness of dating and domestic violence in our communities. We have 4 short films to show this year and will be presenting them on June 4 from 6 – 10 pm at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. The screening begins at 7, so don’t be late.

The first film we will show is from our continuing education students, who took on the difficult task of creating a short survivor story documentary is association with the San Diego Family Justice Center. Those same girls will also have a short testimonial piece about the importance of raising domestic violence awareness amongst teens. We will also have a vignette of really impressive segments made my elementary school students who take part in our Summer camps. To top off the evening, the fantastic stop-motion PSA made by the girls at Montgomery Middle School will play. Our films will be complimented by a fantastic selection of some of the best youth made films and animations from around the world through our partnership with the Reel Youth Film Festival.

To get tickets, simply head here and purchase them. You can also buy tickets for $25 at the door.
We will be holding a silent auction that will go a long way towards meeting our fundraising goals for the coming year and will have a great selection of gourmet coffee, snacks and desserts from our sponsors and supporters.
All of us at Animate A Way and all of the student filmmakers can’t wait to meet you there!

Great food and wine to pair with a great cause

We are getting ready to start the year with our first fundraising event on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Italian Cafe Shop Pappalecco in Hillcrest. Francesco Bucci, CEO of Pappalecco and winemaker Piergiorgio Castellani have partnered up to host an event for Animate A Way so that we can continue creating awareness in the community about Teen Dating Violence and furthering our education program in the community.

Join us for an evening that will let you travel to one of the best Italian Wineries in the world. Meet Piergiorgio Castellani, Marketing and Development Manager of the winery.  To RSVP you can get your tickets at Eventbrite.