Toren Fronsdal, 2012 PenFilck Film Challenge winner

In the Spring of 2012 Fresh Takes & AT&T came together and created PenFlick Challenge, a film competition open to teens throughout the Peninsula.  The winning entry, a documentary entitled “The Power of Generosity: the Struggle to End Hunger in Silicon Valley” was submitted by Toren Fronsdal.  Toren received a standing ovation at the Fresh Takes fall fundraiser where he accepted his prize and trophy.

Testimonials about our teachers and classes.

“Sagesse has supported the kids’ interest with a very respectful and adult-like attitude. The class is fun yet a lot of serious learning goes on, and hands-on-learning is the best way to really get it.  It is structured, yet follows the kids’ interest. The fact that they get to learn about the whole process is meaningful in many ways. They get to learn about the work that has to be done in order to get to the final product. They get to enjoy and appreciate the different steps, finding fun elements in areas that might have been, at least for my son, somewhat scary, like standing in front of the camera and not behind it. I love the safe, respectful, friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the class. Creative arts at its best!! I highly recommend this class, and Sagesse as the teacher!” – Sharon Barkan

“I enjoy the fact that in this class you get to go through the whole process of making the movie. I really liked making the shots, and being director.” – Tommer (2010 Class Participant)