Digital Storytelling (DS) is an AFF arts education program that improves students’ reading, writing, communication, media technology, and idea-expression skills through hands-on screenwriting, filmmaking and podcasting. Launched in 2005, DS has served over 2,000 AISD students with a curriculum developed by Austin Film Festival and AISD English teachers.
“I am very grateful to be in this class because it has given me opportunities I never thought I could have at this age. My short script was selected as one of two to be made into a short film this year. I really couldn’t believe it! I feel honored to have worked with professional filmmakers and directors. It’s been a wonderful experience and I plan to be in this program again next year. This experience will help me greatly in the future when I actually become a professional filmmaker.
– Cristina Gonzalez, Student Participant, AFF’s Digital Storytelling program
For more information on how your school can participate, contact our Young Filmmakers Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 512-478-4795.
In the 2019-2020 school year, Austin Film Festival has currently partnered with the following schools for Digital Storytelling curriculum: