STEELTOWN FILM ACADEMY
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Turn your students into digital storytellers.

Set up a Steeltown Film Academy at your school or organization.

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Let us integrate digital media into your classroom.

Steeltown Film Academy partners with schools and organizations to provide the opportunity for students to become digital storytellers while learning the basics of filmmaking. Our curriculum is hands-on and team oriented, teaching filmmaking and interpersonal skills.

We’ve reached students in over 75 Pittsburgh neighborhoods through the Steeltown Film Academy. Some of the schools and organizations we’ve partnered with include:

  • Propel Schools
  • The YMCA Lighthouse Program at Westinghouse High School
  • Perry Traditional Academy
  • Hilltop Men’s Group
  • Center that Cares
  • Milliones University Preparatory High School

Hear from Our Teaching Artists

I’ve been a Steeltown teaching artist for eight years. I’ve been so impressed by the growth and development of students in our Youth & Media program.

I’m hopeful for the next generation of up and coming filmmakers. I’ve seen the enthusiasm, work ethic, creativity and desire to collaborate that is necessary to be successful in the film and television industry. 

Kris Veenis

The kids are the best part of this job. They consistently teach me new things, and I can’t wait to see where some of these kids go in life.
 
Working with our students is so rewarding that it outweighs any challenges. I can’t stress enough the importance of teaching kids that it’s ok to take the creative path in life.
Janna Natali

SCALE @ WORK

Our curriculum, SCALE, 
gives students the tools they need to succeed as digital storytellers.

Our teaching artists work alongside educators to supplement their program and teaching methods.

From English classes to after-school programs, Steeltown Film Academies make sure that every student gets a chance to turn the technology in their pocket into a tool for the future.

See what students create with the help of SCALE.

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