Polari is pleased to announce the return of the Queer Youth Media Project (QYMP), our annual FREE summer film workshop for LGBT and ally youths, which will take place from July 22– August 2, 2013. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Austin School of Film (ASoF) and will be facilitated by the very talented local filmmaker Evan Roberts (33 TEETH, KEAH KOWALSKI!).
We are very proud of this exciting and empowering program, which not only teaches LGBT and ally youths the entire filmmaking process from pre-production through festival exhibition, but also provides a rare opportunity for often isolated LGBT and ally youths to connect and create in a fun, supportive, and collaborative environment. At Polari we believe that every story is important and that it’s vital to provide LGBT and ally youths with tools for self-expression. Accordingly, all LGBT and ally youths (approximately age 14-19) are encouraged to apply. Everyone is welcome, from those who have filmmaking ambitions, to those who just want to make new friends while participating in a cool and creative activity.
The QYMP is an excellent – and entirely free – way for LGBT and ally youths to enliven their summers, learn a new expressive skill and broaden their friendship and community circles. As an added bonus, students will have the opportunity to screen their films at the 26th Annual Polari Film Festival in October, 2013.
For more information and a link to the application, please visit polarifest.com/QYMP
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to Email Curran Nault.