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Trainings   

Vuela, Vuela Mariposa

A media education project created with kindergarteners at the Mundo Verde bilingual public charter school.
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Essays   

Thoughts on a MHP Internship

Reflecting on my time interning at Meridian Hill Pictures always brings a knowing smile to my face. My name is Emily Moses and I am a senior at Frostburg State University majoring in Graphic Design while minoring in Small Business/Entrepreneurship.  Last summer I worked as a Graphic Design intern at Meridian Hill Pictures, creating promotional graphics, original illustrations, and package designs to advertise MHP’s PictureHouse events, film screenings at the Hillyer Art Space, and outdoor film screenings in parks across DC.
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Youth Documentary Program   Press   

Life as a Collage selected to three festivals

This month Life as a Collage was named as an official selection at three major US film festivals: the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF); the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) in Seattle, WA; and the West Chester International Short Film Festival in West Chester, PA.
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Porchfest at 'Our City' in Washington City Paper

Our City Film Festival, Reviewed One Punch at a Time and Porchfest by Christopher Heller as featured in the Arts Desk section of Washington City Paper, February 10, 2012
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Youth Documentary Program   Press   

Two 'best of' awards in DC's Our City Film Festival

The Our City Film Festival recently selected two documentaries produced by Meridian Hill Pictures to screen at the festival this year.  Life as a Collage was awarded “Best Student Documentary” and Porchfest was awarded “Best Short Documentary.” The films will screen on Sunday, February 12 at the Goethe Institute in Chinatown. This is the second year that Meridian Hill Pictures’ films have been honored in the festival and the first year that two of our films will be honored.
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Origins of MHP in the Agency Post

In Defense of Bootstrapping or Why Asking For Permission Sucks by Dan Oshinksy as featured in The Agency Post, January 9, 2012.
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Meridian Hill Pictures on HuffPost

Last Wednesday, November 9, 2011, the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Small and Local Business Development held a hearing to discuss how it could support more film production in the District (see Hearing Runs Gamut on Film Office, but Popcorn Tax is Still Unpopular, CityPaper, November 10, 2011). Meridian Hill Pictures co-founder & producer Lance Kramer offered a testimony at the hearing, advocating on behalf of policy reform that keeps in mind local, independent, non-fiction filmmakers. Along with several other DC filmmakers, Kramer reminded the Council of the distinct qualities and assets that make the DC film community and creative economy unique from places like New York and Los Angeles.
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Youth Documentary Program   Press   

Life as a Collage on NPR and ABC

In September, our student filmmakers from the ‘Life as a Collage’ film project were recognized on NPR-WAMU 88.5’s Kojo Nnamdi radio show and on WJLA ABC7’s ‘Harris Heroes’ for their work creating a documentary film commemorating the life of beloved Sitar art teacher Tim Gabel.
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Youth Documentary Program   

Sitar Center screens new MHP doc

This month Sitar Arts Center will screen Life as a Collage, a documentary created by seven students in Sitar’s Multimedia Writing and Documentary Film classes, in partnership with Meridian Hill Pictures. Created while artist and longtime Sitar volunteer Tim Gabel was struggling with liver cancer, the film captures one teacher’s amazing dedication to his students and his art, as he reflects during the final stages of his life.
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MHP Gives Keynote at ShortieCon

Meridian Hill Pictures presented the keynote address at the 1st Annual ShortieCon Youth Media Conference on June 4, 2011.  MHP founders Brandon and Lance Kramer spoke alongside our students Forrest Penrod (from the Sitar Arts Center), Charles Holcomb (from the Washington Parks & People Green Corps) and Karen Loeschner, MHP’s curriculum specialist.
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