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Mississippi Delta Film Academy

About The 
Film Academy

Emmett Till Interpretive Center’s Mississippi Delta Film Academy is a two-week program led by Dr. Davis Houck and Dr. Pablo Correa for highly motivated high school students from the Mississippi Delta. The Film Academy empowers these students to shoot, produce, and edit their own high-quality documentary film. The Film Academy provides a safe space for high school students to explore their creativity during the summer with meals provided by the Till Center and provides them with a stipend to acknowledge their hard work.  Our filmmakers examine the Civil Rights Movement, brainstorm ideas for their project, conduct interviews with Civil Rights Icons, and learn from industry professionals. 

Every dollar that supports The Film Academy includes student stipends, equipment, software and meals for the students.
Students at The Film Academy learn about the life and murder of Emmett Till and learn how his death sparked the modern Civil Rights Movement. 
Students create a high-quality documentary film that connects history with the present. This film creates positive change in the Mississippi Delta. 

Thanks to our 2023 sponsors.

Our 2023 Delta Film Academy would not have been possible without the support of the National Education Association Foundation, the Mississippi Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the support of individual donors.

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