The Experience


The 2019 Mosaic Film Experience will take place on Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7 at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We encourage any student living in West Michigan to attend and see what the Mosaic Film Experience has to offer! Cost is $10 per person and includes lunch.  Seating is limited to 260 participants. Register in advance with a teacher or parent/guardian.

Students need not submit a film to attend.

Teacher Resources

We live in a technology driven media environment. By 2019, 80% of content on the internet will be digital video. More than half of our daily consumption of digital media takes place using smart phones and tablets. Ask any student where to find information on how turtles procreate, and they’ll have the answer within seconds from YouTube. Twenty-first century learners need to know how to access, analyze, evaluate and create media to learn life-long skills that are needed to become proficient in a global world.
Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as the skills that separate students who are prepared for progressively complex lives and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future.

The Partnership for 21st Century Learning

Attending the Mosaic Film Experience supplements what is already being done in the classroom to increase 21st century skills. The Experience is a hands-on learning environment where students connect with media professionals for career development, attend workshops to learn about the industry and view films produced by local high school students entered in the Mosaic Mobile Film Festival. Today we are experiencing an emergence of digital use and production throughout the world, and the Mosaic Film Experience invites teachers and students to jump into this new world and explore.

21st Century Learners Resources
A Guide Aligning Common Core State Standards with the Framework for 21st Century Skills
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2016, “Digital Content Goes to School.”

Marsha, Carla; By 2019, 80% of the World’s Internet Traffic Will Be Video.
June 11, 2015. Tubular Insights
The Partnership for 21st Century Learning