Filmbuilding Malden:

Our City In Motion

An innovative, city-wide initiative using co-creative filmmaking as a catalyst for community change

In partnership with Urban Media Arts and the City of Malden, Filmbuilding is launching Filmbuilding Malden: Our City in Motion  -  a series of filmmaking projects and screening events aimed at developing critical connections and economic opportunities within the city of Malden, Massachusetts.
Taking an innovative approach to visual storytelling, a diverse cross-section of community members co-create short films which explore various themes while imagining what a "united Malden" might look like.

Project exhibitions reimagine the filmgoing experience by engaging audiences in dialogue and participatory programming while activating public spaces and local businesses. A culminating festival event memorializes the experience through site-specific programs aimed at enhancing cross-sector exchange and overall commercial development.
Mural, Malden   
Pleasant St, Malden

The cross-cultural Filmbuilding experience provides unprecedented opportunities through its emphasis on creative collaboration to fortify a sense of place, help dissolve socio-economic barriers, and empower Malden community members to envision and create a thriving future through the arts.

Through a carefully designed exhibition and distribution strategy, the works will reach a broad audience and provide a tangible, moving image-based guide for the city as it seeks to find unity, vision and economic prosperity during challenging yet critical times.
Filmbuilding Malden:  Imagined in Images

Note:  These images were compiled from the internet to provide a visual representation of what Filmbuilding Malden might look like.

Filmbuilding Malden:  Imperatives
The Educational Imperative
(engendering critical, creative, collaborative and conceptual thinking; expanding possibilities within media arts education)

The Cultural Imperative
(telling personal and meaningful stories; celebrating ethnic diversity; sparking radical cross-cultural collaboration)

The Technological Imperative
(expanding image-based literacy and communication; demonstrating highly inclusive and accessible use of technology)

The Community Imperative
(encouraging civic responsibility and connection to community; enhancing sense of place; activating community spaces)

The Economic Imperative
(building partnerships and communication channels; employing individuals in various sectors; creating opportunities for local businesses)

The Peace Imperative
(engendering empathy and understanding across divisions; confronting complex demographic issues; striving for social harmony)
Filmbuilding Malden:  Project Phases
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