Newsletter March 2024

Women’s History Month

“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.” -Kathryn Bigelow

DUG UP SECRETS: Discussing Holes after the dig!

We dug into a classic last month! Teens joined our online screening of Holes and the chat exploded with laughter (and maybe some groans) at Stanley’s sweaty adventures. We debated Warden Walker’s motives, cheered for Zero’s hidden talent, and marveled over those mysterious yellow footprints. Stay tuned for our next online movie night! If you have a film suggestion, email the foundation!

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Learn from the masters with our online film workshop!

Calling all aspiring high school filmmakers! Do you dream of seeing your name in the credits of a blockbuster movie, or captivating audiences with your own independent film? Here’s your chance to learn from the best with our exclusive online film workshop featuring renowned TV and film directors! This interactive workshop will take your filmmaking skills to the next level. No more scrambling through YouTube tutorials – you’ll be getting insider knowledge directly from industry veterans who have brought your favorite stories to life on the big and small screen, and you’ll have the chance participate in a live Q&A with the directors.

WHEN: Saturday, April 27 from 10am-12pm (Pacific Time)

WHERE: Online via Zoom

HOW: Click here to register or email us at

Questions? Email us at


How did you begin volunteering with the foundation?

“I found out about this opportunity online while I was searching for a new job. I saw it listed on Indeed and I checked out the website and asked for more information about the program and was excited about the whole thing!”

What drew you to the foundation?

“I love everything about the mission that this organization is trying to accomplish! Also, I’m a huge movie fan! The Film Screening opportunity sounded like a lot of fun to me!”

What do you do as a volunteer?

“I help out with the monthly Film Screening events! So I’ve helped with trivia questions, and facts about the film. And I assist with anything else that might be needed.”

Tell us a little about yourself. “I work as a UX Designer and a part-time mentor for those trying to break into the UI/UX industry!”

What are your hobbies? “Playing with my puppy, photography, meditation, watching movies, cooking, reading, yoga.”


The foundation accepts donations throughout the year for all of its programs. If you would like to donate to the foundation, please visit our website at and click “Support Us” in the top right corner.


APRIL 6: Wonka film screening

APRIL 12-13: New Optics/Notre Dame Film Festival

APRIL 19: Last day to submit application for our new Mentorship Program

APRIL 20: Photography workshop

APRIL 27: Film workshop

JULY: Film Camp