About Us

What We Do

  • The Mobile Film School is a highly collaborative, multi-disciplined media arts program.
  • Administered and led by industry professionals, we take film & video education on the road, offering a series of workshops, on-going educational programming, and resources to rural and underserved communities.
  • The Mobile Film School provides tools to encourage the creative process and a strong work ethic, fostering the next generation of filmmakers.

Our Mission

The Mobile Film School is committed to:

  • media arts education to rural and underserved communities, including the juvenile justice system;
  • creating long-term mentoring relationships by pairing students with seasoned industry professionals and educators;
  • providing media educators with the tools to continue local media educational programming and production; and,
  • cultivating a unique appreciation of local history and culture using storytelling in film.


A Letter From The Founder - Lisa McWilliams

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Nearly two decades ago, my friend Marvin invited me to visit him on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He wanted to learn about filmmaking, because he and his friends had stories to tell, and they wanted to tell them in their own way, and in their own voices. I must admit I showed up with a preconceived picture of what I might find.