By Joan L. Boiko

All are welcome to celebrate DIGICOM Learning’s 10th anniversary with a special evening of some of the best Palm Springs Unified student-made films from the first decade of the program on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Camelot Theatre.

Hosted by KMIR TV’s Bryan Gallo, “An Evening at the Movies with DIGICOM” will include the screening of the short documentary “Lights, Camera, Music!” about the Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) summer camp held at Shadow Hills High School, produced by DIGICOM Summer Internship students.

“There are far too many ‘BEST” to be able to show all of them,” said DIGICOM Founder and President David Vogel. “These groups of videos, including films by elementary, middle and high school students, are just some of the best examples. The second half of the program is the documentary about another group of students in the East Valley who attend a program to teach them how to be Rock and Roll musicians.

“The relationship between DIGICOM and AMP is an example of our outreach program where our students experience what it is like to participate in telling stories about larger segments of our community.”

The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will include free popcorn and drink during the show and cake during a Question and Answer session with filmmakers, musicians and teachers after the films. General admission tickets are $10 and VIP reserved seats are $20 and are available at Online reservations are strongly suggested as walk-in space may not be available.

“This event is a ‘friend raiser,’” said Vogel. “The goal is to inform, educate and inspire educators and community members who haven’t seen DIGICOM or all or have only seen it once or twice to understand the purpose and the results of the program.”

DIGICOM Learning inspires children’s passion to learn by teaching them to create short videos about their schoolwork, lives and the world around them. The program has expanding to include four annual film festivals, a student internship program, after-school digital film-making clubs, narrative film and script development for high school students, winter and summer professional development institutes and a Fellows program.

For more information, call (760) 537-0450 or e-mail [email protected].


450x550_joan-boiko-5-17Joan Boiko is the Coordinator of Communications and Community Outreach for the Palm Springs Unified School District. She can be reached at [email protected] or (760) 416-6010.