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Guest Speakers and Career Day

Sharing Knowledge and Making Connections

A wide range of industry professionals volunteer their time to come speak to our students about everything from what it's like to be behind the camera, to doing hair and makeup on set, to editing, producing, and acting in films and TV shows. We are fortunate to be physically close to the world's biggest film and TV studios, and to have amazing contacts via our GMS staff members, alumni, students and parents.

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Film Festivals

Screening Hard Work

The Fall and Spring GMS film festivals are the time to showcase student work for the semester, from comedy movies to public service announcements about serious topics, to animations from our GMS art classes. Every GMS student works on a collaborative grade-level project each semester, and the best of these projects are chosen for screening. We celebrate our young filmmakers and animators for their hard work producing their movies and animations.

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Discover GMS

Middle school students are invited to experience what the Global Media Studies (GMS) Magnet is all about. Students will work with professional film and editing equipment in our cutting edge Media Center to create powerful PSAs. Meet teachers, alumni, industry professionals, and current students. Start discovering your story...at GMS.

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A Transitional Program

GMS offers a Summer Bridge program for incoming freshmen who would like to be better prepared for their high school experience. Participants earn elective credits, take field trips, learn media and presentation skills, and get the inside scoop on what high school is really like. Students who attend Summer Bridge have higher attendance rates and overall grade point averages in their freshman year. And most importantly, they make new friends!

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Growing Together

IYMS is an annual two-week event that brings together young people from different cultures to create media projects aimed at inspiring their own generation to take action and responsibility for the future. By confronting and examining global problems, and exploring solutions together, they are bound in a shared purpose. During this often arduous process, youth create a model for a peaceful, yet dynamic, cooperative world community. Over the last ten years, more than 600 young delegates and their adult advisers representing 50 countries have participated in the IYMS. 

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Connecting with the World

International Youth Media Day is a world-wide celebration of youth art –filmmaking, photography, painting, spoken word, musical performances and screenings of our IYMS work across borders. Young people can imagine a dynamic, interconnected and vibrant future for the world.

Annual Events