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All PPM Fest workshops are free to attend.

PPM Fest: Trauma Informed Storytelling (virtual)
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This dynamic interactive workshop will offer training on Trauma Informed Care (TIC) tools that would aid the PhillyCAM members in their work—along with the communities they serve—specifically related to talk-based programming.

Concepts would build on a foundational belief in the importance of exploring safety, power, trust, rapport building, and contracting when engaging in talk-based programming.

Participants will learn how apply foundational trauma education tools to  their production process and seek additional resources for furture support.

Training will be provided by the Ibis team: Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, MEd, Iris Bowen, LSW, (she/her), Co-Director

Sponsored by Resolve Philly


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PPM Fest: Become a Media Literacy Badass (virtual)
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

How do filmmakers explore ideas of care on screen?  In this fun, interactive workshop, we will screen a few short films that use different filmmaking and storytelling approaches and we will learn how to apply some key media literacy skills to our toolkit as media consumers. We will work together to use a critical eye to question what we watch and decode the hidden messages embedded in all media. The workshop will be held on Zoom.

Led by Gigi Hozimah. 
Facillitated by Laura Deutch & Gabe Castro.

We’re hoping this is the first in a series of screening/analysis workshops to sharpen our literacy skills while learning a bit about film history and theory.  Join us!


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PPM Fest: Impact Producing 101: Strategies for Mediamakers (virtual)
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The word “impact” has become quite the buzz word in the documentary community; but many filmmakers and content creators really don’t understand  what an impact campaign is.  How can you strategically use your documentary and other media creations to facilitate change within your communities? In this 90 minute workshop, impact strategist, Toni Bell will provide you with the fundamental information needed to understand what goes into creating a successful impact campaign. As part of the registration, attendees will be given an opportunity to pose questions that will be answered during the workshop. This is a great opportunity to tap into a wealth of industry knowledge for media creators and leave with some creative ideas for getting started. 

How It Works:

This workshop is designed to provide those who attend with a number of takeaways essential to developing a successful impact campaign. Participants will learn to:

  • Distinguish between outreach and distribution and impact;
  • Learn to think about people not just as audience members but changemakers; 
  • Determine how your media projects connects to current social events;
  • Develop effective methods of pitching potential partners and developing long-lasting strategic relationships;
  • Think creatively about engagement and impact using social media and low tech tools;
  • Create impact screening models for in-person and virtual events;
  • Search for funds in the media space that are specifically for impact campaigns.

Sponsored by Doc Society


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Please note you will still need to meet the following requirements:

2. You are a otpan style="color: #000000;">3. You attended the required community media workshop for this class.

4. You have all the necessary certification(s) to register for this class/workshop.

To verify your certification status please contact laura@phillycam.org. For technical issues call 267-639-5481 or email sonia@phillycam.org