Welcome to DSA Video Cinema Arts!

Video Cinema Art’s mission is to educate our students in the art, craft, and technology of film, video and animation. Our program offers intensive hands-on writing, pre-production, and production experience. We nurture individual talent and skills, and encourage students to become creative and thoughtful practitioners in the world of media.

Video Cinema Arts is one of seven departments parented by Denver School of the Arts – a comprehensive secondary arts magnet school (grades 6-12) in Denver Public Schools. In addition to a rigorous academic program, VCA students engage in learning about production organization and storytelling, film theory and application, production value and set etiquette, as well as the ins and outs of professional video editing software, among many other film related techniques. VCA is committed to fostering a lifelong love of the arts through professional film education for the youth.

RECENT WORK

Attack of the Living Beard

Directed by Aidan Stoker

Detour

Directed by Grant Kaufman

Test Positive

Directed by Olivia Lieberman

IBUK (The North)

Directed by Yubin Namgung

Sequioa

Directed by Ethan Geiger

The Garden Store

Directed by Rose Knopper

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Auditions

We are excited that you are considering DSA as a school choice for your child for the upcoming school year.

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Call for Entries

Learn how you can enter your film to various film festivals.

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Awards

View the Award Winning films by the Video Cinema Arts Department of the Denver School of the Arts.

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Screenings

Find screenings of the films by the Video Cinema Arts Department of the Denver School of the Arts.

TESTIMONIALS

Denver School of the Arts

GALLERY

OUR STAFF

Amy McGrath

Co-Department Head and Teacher

Torrance Maurer

Co-Department Head and Teacher

John Aden

CTE Teacher

Justin Zimmerman

Guest Artist

DSA is a unique school with unique needs. The actual cost of educating a DSA student with an extraordinary arts and academic education is beyond the funding that is provided by the district. In order to fully fund DSA’s nationally competitive arts and academics, we are faced with a gap. This year the financial “gap” that DSA faces is $1500 per student for the school year.

DSA’s Fill the Gap Campaign was launched in 2017, and all DSA parents were asked to come together to Fill the Gap with an unrestricted, tax-deductible contribution. Over the past 5 years this support has allowed DSA to provide quality educational programs in the arts and academics, capital improvements for DSA’s unique needs, financial resources for low-income students, programming to increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and more. A school-wide culture of philanthropy is essential to the success of our students and fulfilling our mission…and together we will be stronger!

Your support of the Fill the Gap Campaign at a level that fits your budget will help us reach our goal of 100% participation and is 100% tax deductible. Join the hundreds of DSA parents who are already supporting DSA through either a monthly or one-time donation.

Please click on or copy the link below to make a donation:

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Please check back regularly, as the DSA Video Cinema Arts calendar of events is always being updated.