Discovery-based filmmaking for change

What's discovery-based filmmaking?
Filmbuilding runs educational workshops that connect students across differences and distances to tell stories that matter.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Our transformative approach emphasizes social and emotional development that's grounded in fun, project-based learning.
Each Filmbuilding experience results in a portfolio of wholly original short films made entirely by our students.  Workshops include various elements of learning such as:
Project conceptualization + story-building
Peer-driven discussions + critiques
​​​​​​​Collaborative problem-solving
Cross-cultural competence
Arts-based research
Media literacy
And more!
Featured Films

A Day in the Life
Co-creators:   Aiki, Koharu, Lise, Quinn, Sarah
* Produced virtually over three continents *

Co-creators:   Ding, Zhu, Zeng, Zhang

To view the entire collection of Filmbuilding workshops and films, please visit
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