We'll Teach You How

We help students and schools learn filmmaking while they embrace acceptance, win recognition, and make a positive social impact.

20191004A - Best Director Short Film - Awards Only - GDIFF - LIKE US Movie - FSPAP - THISLEARNING
20191004A - Best Local Film - Awards Only - GDIFF - LIKE US Movie - FSPAP - THISLEARNING
20191004A - Best Film Raises Awareness - Awards Only - GDIFF - LIKE US Movie - FSPAP - THISLEARNING
20191004A - New Jersey Filmmakers Of Tomorrow - Awards Only - GDIFF - LIKE US Movie - FSPAP - THISLEARNING
20191004A - Best Supporting Actress - Awards Only - GDIFF - LIKE US Movie - FSPAP - THISLEARNING

❶ See How We Made Our Original
Award-Winning Short Film

A Film For Kids, By Kids

Take your first course to learn how the award-winning, independent, social impact film, 'LIKE US'a film for kids, by kids was scripted, directed, and produced. Learn how you can also use filmmaking to help inspire a message of acceptance and belonging.

❷ Learn How To Make
Your Own Scene

No Experience Necessary

Choose a scene from LIKE US that you would like to re-create. Then take our custom filmmaking scene study course to learn how each piece was put together and how you can create your own version using your smartphone, tablet, or camera.

❸ Share What You Create

Share To Enter

Follow our guide or do it your way – create and upload your own version of your chosen scene to learn filmmaking, share messages of acceptance, and enter it into the next round of our LIKE US Awards competition.

We'll Teach You How

(No Experience Needed)

Our curriculum is based on over 10 years of film and video instructional experience by THISLEARNING® – it also incorporates the award-winning independent, social impact film 'LIKE US' and message of acceptance into lessons on filmmaking as a way to teach inclusion through performing arts. See our example courses below. We'll be adding more courses, lessons, and scenes as we grow.

Filmmaking Courses

Access to 100-level courses, our premium resource for students to help you learn filmmaking, with proven techniques from our LIKE US film.

Built-in Community

Join in conversations with students at every stage of the challenge. Share your big wins, get feedback on your ideas, ask for help or get inspiration from what others are doing.

Live Group Mentorship Sessions

We’ll host live virtual sessions, exclusive to challenge participants. In these Q&A, our mentors will answer any questions you have about your own filmmaking or LIKE US film development.

Create Your Own LIKE US Scene To Enter

Do it just like the script, re-write part of a scene, or create a totally new take with your own ideas – all you need is to take our course on filmmaking and acceptance, and use your tablet, smartphone, or video camera to create your version on a short scene from our film. Then celebrate filmmaking and acceptance with us when we announce our annual LIKE US Award winners!

Lana Award

LIKE US Awards

We'll post more information soon.

Fatin Award

LIKE US Awards

We'll post more information soon.

Cory Award

LIKE US Awards

We'll post more information soon.

Trevor Award

LIKE US Awards

We'll post more information soon.

Astrid Award

LIKE US Awards

We'll post more information soon.

Safe Space Support Checklist

We believe harassment and bullying should never be tolerated, and that our schools and communities should always strive to be a safe place for all students. We encourage students, staff, and parents to report all incidents of harassment and bullying so that the school can address them before the situation escalates. Please consult with your parents, teachers, and administration for support. These resources may help.

  • StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

  • The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments offers tools, training, and technical assistance to schools, institutions of higher education, families, and communities.

Brought To You By