Baltimore Chronicles


Baltimore Chronicles

A call for baltimore youth to Document this extraordinary YEAR through their eyes.

Congratulations to Our Baltimore Chronicles Student Filmmakers:

Joel Gladney, Ruolan Wu, Maddie Jaffe, Salena Baker, Lydia Field, Ben Cohn, and Julia Davis

We are are excited to share the culminating screening of community-driven project, Baltimore Chronicles. As the pandemic started, the SNF Parkway in partnership with Park School alumni and Baltimore filmmakers, educators, and community organizations invited young people to share video diaries about their daily lives during these extraordinary months. Young people created and submitted short movies capturing their experiences from summer 2020 through summer 2021. Baltimore Chronicles provided an outlet for Baltimore youth to share their stories and experiences while learning the craft of filmmaking.

These movies will be available to view for a month on the SNF Parkway website starting on Friday, October 15 and screened at the SNF Parkway Theatre at 7 pm on Saturday, October 16.

Special Thanks to Baltimore Chronicles Sponsors:




Oct. 16 @ 7pm | Free to Attend

Filmmaking workshops

These three online workshops were offered to help guide students through the process of shooting and editing video footage. All workshops are recorded and freely available below for viewing.


Jovan James is a filmmaker and photographer from Baltimore dedicated to showing the black experience with compassion and unflinching honesty. Starting from a young age with an interest in medicine and science, he independently discovered his love for film as a teenager. Jovan earned his BFA at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He started at NYU Tisch Grad Film in 2014 where he made his first short film, The Jump Off, that explores the end of a relationship between two young gay black men, it had its film festival debut at UrbanWorld in New York City and has played at over twenty film festivals across North America. His most recent short film, Tadpole, which follows the possible beginning of a queer teenage romance, debuted at New Hampshire Film Festival 2018, where it was awarded Best Student Film, and has since played over a dozen festivals across the country. After graduating from Tisch Grad Film in May 2019, he relocated to Los Angeles and was selected as a fall intern at the coveted internship program at Bad Robot Productions. In January 2020, Jovan premiered his newest short film and NYU Grad thesis, BUCK, at the Sundance Film Festival.

Marc Vives is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has been editing feature films since 2006. He began his career in documentary, editing the artist portrait The Painter Sam Francis, which remains his only work to have screened at the Louvre. He transitioned into fiction by way of the hybrid film Putty Hill, which won numerous international film festival prizes and was included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial. In 2013, he attended the Sundance Director’s Lab as an editor and was co-nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Editing for Museum Hours. In 2018, The Kindergarten Teacher won the Directing Award at Sundance, and in 2019, Blow The Man Down won Best Screenplay at Tribeca. He has recently returned to documentary, editing an episode each for the Netflix series Dirty Money and The Innocence Files. Marc has mentored over a dozen projects through IFP’s Feature Film Lab, taught editing at The Edit Center, and was an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. He lives with his wife and daughter in Maplewood, NJ.

Matt Davies is a Supervising Sound Effects Editor, Foley Artist, and Partner at Sound Department in Los Angeles and Studio Unknown in Baltimore. He got an early start in film sound while studying as an undergrad at Maryland Institute College of Art, doing production sound for documentaries, performing sound art, and designing sound for stop-motion animation. Matt now teaches Sound for Animation at MICA. Combined with a background in fine art sculpture, his love for sound results in hand-built instruments and collecting interesting items, trinkets, and junk for the ever-growing collection of Foley props at Studio Unknown. As a Sound Designer, he’s accustomed to contorting his voice to make creature sounds, tweaking analog synths, and can be found on the Foley stage combining weird objects to find just the right noise.