QYMP provides a platform for LGBTQIA youth to discover the art of filmmaking, build community with other LGBTQIA youths and address “at-risk” issues, such as discrimination and bullying. The QYMP offers leadership skills, encourages artistic expression, offers involvement in real world issues, facilitates relationships between youth and the community, develops community and civic skills, and engages youth from different cultures and backgrounds. The QYMP filmmakers will have their own screening and Q&A session at the Polari Film Festival so we can hear about their experiences and see their work on the big screen.
Join our exciting summer filmmaking workshop for queer and ally youth, facilitated by queer and ally filmmakers!
In collaboration with the Austin School of Film (ASoF), Polari hosts the Queer Youth Media Project (QYMP), a FREE annual two-week summer workshop that introduces LGBT and ally youths to the art of filmmaking in a fun, supportive and collaborative environment. Students will learn about the entire filmmaking process – including pre-production, casting, shooting, editing, and applying to film festivals – and will benefit from the quality facilities, equipment and professional instruction at ASoF. As an outcome of the workshop, students will produce their own films, which will screen at the 26th Annual Polari Film Festival, October 16-20, 2013.
THE QUEER YOUTH MEDIA PROJECT
• Encourages Artistic Expression
• Offers Teambuilding and Leadership Skills
• Allows for Reflection on Real World Issues
• Facilitates Relationships Between LGBT & Ally Youths and Between Youths & their Community
• Develops Community and Civic Skills
• Engages Youth from Different Cultures and Backgrounds
Take part in this two-week (July 22-August 2) filmmaking adventure! Tell your story, make new connections, meet industry professionals and be a part of defining your future! Open to LGBTQI and straight ally youth ages 14-19.