Fast Forward is an accelerated, multi-year new media program offered free of charge to qualified high school students. Participants meet weekly, developing a portfolio of work for critique, presentation and distribution.
Over the course of the school year, participants conceive, produce and edit original work in various genres, including narrative, documentary and experimental. Professional filmmakers and media artists are invited as guest artists to work with the students in specific areas, including lighting, documentary production, advanced sound design and computer animation.
Fast Forward is supported in part by The Angell Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council YouthReach program.
The John Hancock Teen Education Program is made possible by significant support from John Hancock Financial Services.
Teen Programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Award Number MA-10-14-0235-14.
Additional support is provided by the Cabot Family Charitable Trust; The Robert Lehman Foundation; the Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation, Inc.; the Frank Reed & Margaret Jane Peters Memorial Fund I, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Rowland Foundation, Inc.; the William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust; the Surdna Foundation; and the Tiny Tiger Foundation.