Urban Media Arts
Refugee Dream Center
Providence Children's Film Festival
RISD | Project Open Door
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
Gunma Kokusai Academy
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
Children Meet Cinema
Programa Escuela al Cine
Bellingham Youth Media Project
Bellingham Sister Cities Association
City of Malden
Kaetsu Ariake High School
Canton High School
Filmbuilding currently operates in partnership with Urban Media Arts (UMA) based in Malden, Massachusetts. UMA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers TV/video production resources, media education workshops and various other programs to the surrounding area and global community.
For more information, please visit UMA's website:
Filmbuilding been featured in the following publications:
Virtual Filmbuilding Report | Neighborhood View
Learning to Connect Through Filmmaking | RISD XYZ Magazine
Using Film to Build Bridges | Lincoln Squirrel Newspaper
Nichibei Workshop I Report | Gunma TV
Global Exploration in Film | Cascadia Weekly
Check out Filmbuilding founder Tom Flint's Podcast with WeVideo:
Tom Flint's interests meet at the crossroads of film, education and cultural exchange.
As a film guy...
Coming full circle with Filmbuilding, Tom's interest in film was similarly propelled by a video production course he took during high school. After earning a BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, he developed a strong interest in foreign cinema and moved to Tokyo where he worked as a freelance filmmaker for 15 years in a variety of capacities including director, writer, cinematographer and editor.
As an education guy...
Tom taught English for many years in Japan prior to becoming a documentary film instructor at Gunma Kokusai Academy, an international high school north of Tokyo. His interests in moving image education led him back across the Pacific to pursue an MA in Art + Design Education at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a focus on alternative pedagogical approaches to film education.
As a culture guy...
Much of Tom's life has been spent exploring different cultures, whether through his own eyes or the lens of a camera. The 15 years he has spent living overseas and traveling to over 50 countries has taught him what can be learned if one is exposed to an entirely different set of perspectives, customs and values from one's own.
Tom's Master's thesis, Zoom-Out: Expansion of Pedagogical Approaches Within
Moving Image Education, can be viewed/downloaded here.