COBBLE HILL – Brooklyn’s Digital Arts & Cinema Technology High School (284 Baltic Street) was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from IMAX as part of the company’s second annual student-made documentary film challenge.
Five high schools from across the United States shared $25,000 in grants. Each school participated in IMAX In Focus, a program launched in October 2016 to support student film programs and provide aspiring filmmakers with a platform to tell stories that will ultimately create positive change in the world.
The five high schools include:
- Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania
- Digital Arts & Cinema Technology High School in Brooklyn, New York
- The Marvelwood School in Kent, Connecticut and Stamford Academy in Stamford, Connecticut
- Henry J. Kaiser High School in Honolulu, Hawaii
- The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas
Each of the student film programs has been challenged to create an inspiring documentary to further IMAX’s commitment to raising awareness of the global issues outlined in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or 17 Goals To Transform Our World.
Students will create an eight-minute documentary on one of the UN’s 17 SDGs, which include ending hunger, promoting healthy lifestyles and well-being, creating resilient and sustainable cities and communities, promoting gender equality, ensuring universal access to clean water and modern energy, and more.
This past June, IMAX released documentaries produced by last year’s participants of the In Focus program. The students created films examining climate change, marine protection, water and air pollution, and other environmental issues. You can watch these films at IMAX.com.