Creative Collaboration in Action
CMAC’s Creator’s Circle is a monthly meetup opportunity for storytellers and creatives to share their ideas, get feedback, and develop their creative process through conversation and engaging activities. Every month we’ll discuss a unique aspect of the creative process, from coming up with ideas to executing them, to overcoming blocks and rejection. After the discussion we’ll invite you to stick around and work on your project! This is a chance for you to engage with your fellow writers, filmmakers, podcasters, and artists to learn and develop your craft in a safe, collaborative space, without the distractions of daily life.
The Big Tell is a grant program for local filmmakers sponsored by the James B. McClatchy Foundation and the Central Valley Community Foundation. Each year, ten filmmakers are awarded $5,000 grants to produce 5-minute short documentaries about undiscovered stories from the Central Valley.
Youth Voices is a 14-week documentary filmmaking intensive for Central Valley Junior High and High School students, age 18 and under. The Youth Voices program teaches youth how to harness the power of media to tell stories of personal and societal significance through documentary filmmaking. by funding from The California Endowment.