What we're curious about
Good afternoon. This note is intended to provide some basic information about the MAMA program, to serve as an announcement with regard to this year’s film festival, and to invite you to participate by making a film of your own. The Moravian Academy Media Arts (MAMA) program was created for the purpose of providing opportunities to our students and the overall community for creative expression through film and other media arts. Over the past ten years, we've created and shared our film projects typically in the form of divisional assemblies. This year, with the coronavirus pandemic, things have looked quite different: we have not been able to create videos in our filmmaking electives as we have in the past, so we’re going to need to rely heavily on submissions from classes and cohorts inside of school and students and families outside of school. We’re not sure what we’ll get, but we’re hoping we’ll have enough content to share and enjoy together in some form. This is your invitation! Please consider creating a short video-based project and sharing it with us. For submission guidelines and rules, please see the submission form.
After having read and analyzed selected works written by Edgar Allan Poe, students solved an in-class mystery that included and involved the characters and circumstances from Poe's short stories and poems. Once all evidence was gathered and case files completed, students were put into teams to prove their cases and prosecute the suspects. They had a great time playing detective and presenting their cases for the judge and jury!