Exploring Experimental Japanese Filmmaking

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Youth Workshop: Exploring Experimental Japanese Filmmaking

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July 31 and August 1, 2024 | 12 -3 PM

PhillyCAM, in partnership with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and Collaborative Cataloging Japan, invites students ages 12-18 to a 2-day workshop. This inclusive event starts with a guided tour of the 'Community of Images' exhibit, where you'll discover the early use of video technology and independent filmmaking for protests, communication, and alternative news reporting. Then, you'll get hands-on with PhillyCAM to create your short media piece. Remember, no experience is necessary! This workshop is open to all students interested in experimental and activist media. 


Community of Images: Japanese Moving Image Artists in the US, 1960s-1970s, is an exhibition that explores experimental moving images created by Japanese artists and their connections to North America. The three main themes—Counterculture, Technology, and Identity— serve as entry points into the rich histories presented in the exhibition. For more information about the exhibit visit:


This workshop is a rare opportunity, and it's free! We encourage students to plan to attend both days, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to make the most of this unique experience. Lunch will be provided. Please note that space is limited, so don't miss out on this chance to explore experimental and activist media with us. 


The workshop is free, and students should plan to attend both days from 12 -3 PM. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. 

Workshop Location

The workshop will take place in the Art Alliance gallery near Rittenhouse Square: 
251 South 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Please email Education Director Laura Deutch at laura@phillycam.org with any questions.