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Sonoma County Arts Organizations Join Forces To Create Comprehensive Virtual Summer Arts Camp Experiences For Local Youth

MEDIA ADVISORY – May 19, 2020
Alexander Valley Film Society: Kathryn Hecht, ka***********@tr****************.org, 707.893.7150 
Luther Burbank Center: Ashleigh Worley aw*****@lu*****************.org, 707.800.7528
Transcendence Theatre Company: Nikko Kimzin, nk*****@tt*******.org,623.466.5351


AVFilm, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC), and Transcendence Theatre Company (TTC) are collaborating on scheduling our virtual summer camps to benefit the youth of our community. Collectively, the organizations will provide seven weeks of virtual, wrap-around summer arts camp experiences for local students sheltering in place. Beginning June 22nd, take the AVFilm Filmmaking Bootcamp to prepare for capturing footage of themselves and their families during the rest of the summer camps. Next, students head to the LBC Summer Arts Sampler Camp for hip-hop dance, ukulele, & percussion for one of the three week-long sessions. Then students attend the Transcendence Theatre Company camps for theater, improv, dance, and movement. Finally, students return to the AVFilm Filmmaking Bootcamp to put together their final footage from the summer. Students are encouraged to mix and match camps or take them all! A showcase of student films will take place at a later date.

WHAT: Seven weeks of virtual summer arts camps from three trusted arts education providers in Sonoma County.

WHO: AVFilm, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, and the Transcendence Theatre Company

WHEN: June 22, 2020 – August 7,2020

WHERE: Online!

About True West Film Center

True West Film Center began in 2015 when film lovers in Cloverdale and Healdsburg came together with a goal of bringing the rural North Bay more access to cinema arts events and education. The first True West Film Festival–known then as AVFest–featured 24 films across four days on four screens in two cities. With a mission to bring the transformative power of cinema to Northern California, True West Film Center removes barriers to film and media arts. Since its origin, True West Film Center has exhibited more than 600 films and now serves more than 5,000 people, 1,000 public school students, and 600 lifelong learners through year-round educational and cultural programming. For more information, visit

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