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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 00:00

DIGICOM Hosting THREE Film Festivals in 2017!

We are bringing our stories to life, and we have the videos to prove it!

DIGICOM exploded into three festivals in 2016!  In addition to our annual DIGICOM Student and Teacher Film Festival, we added DIGICOM X - our high school narrative short film festival, plus site-based DIGICOM Elementary Film Festivals - with the first launched at Della S. Lindley Elementary!

Our annual audience attending the DIGICOM Student and Teacher Film Festival now is estimated at 1,000 a year.  With the number of high quality submissions dramatically increasing each year, we have expanded so more student and teacher work can be appreciated by a wider audience.  Hence, the additional launch of two new film festivals.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 00:00

DIGICOM Fellows Assemble!

Fellows in picture from left: Elaine Gershenson, MSJHS; Mardi Hagar, NCMS; Colleen Veal, NCMS; Nancy Blair, CCHS; Yvette Mocete, RMHS; Phil Carlton, CCHS; Sherry DiBari, JWMS; Tommi Jones, JWMS;  Rufino Cuevas, JWMS; Max Finneran, DIGICOM; Frank Guttler,  DIGICOM; Jessica Pack, JWMS
This May at the DIGICOM Festival, we introduced the first class of the DIGICOM Teacher Fellowship. A group of elite PSUSD teachers have pledged to work closely with DIGICOM to integrate Digital Storytelling into their regular classroom culture in the coming school year.
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This year DIGICOM is launching a number of new programs and we will be keeping you up-to-date on their progress.  One of the projects already in production is Black Voices Rising, funded by the Goodwin Family Memorial Trust. 
In collaboration with the Palm Springs Black Cultural committee, the James Jessie Community Center and the City of Palm Springs, DIGICOM will be working with black male youth to produce digital stories that illuminate the triumphs, tragedies, struggles, and dreams of the Black Community in the City of Palm Springs.  
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Our 2017 DIGICOM Student and Teacher Film Festival this year will be held on a FRIDAY evening.
Mark your calendars NOW for Friday, May 19, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 pm to assemble and celebrate the films made by our students and teachers at the newly-renovated Palm Springs High School Auditorium!  
The 2016-2017 THEME is ONE FOR ALL
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