Filmbuilding Malden

Our City In Motion

Co-creative Cinema as a
Catalyst for Community Change
Filmbuilding's Our City in Motion initiative kicked off with Filmbuilding Malden in 2023.

Combining elements of collaborative visual storytelling, cross-cultural exchange and community engagement, residents come together to co-create short films exploring their community's assets, narratives and identity.  The films are screened and discussed in unique public settings alongside fun, participatory programming in order to promote further bridge-building and meaning-making while imagining a vision for the future.

In the case of Malden, Massachusetts, a city just north of Boston with a thriving arts + culture scene, Filmbuilders came together across diverse lived experiences to explore the question,​​​​​​​
Who is Malden?
Learn more about Filmbuilding Malden's 2023 program
Our City in Motion: 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)

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