The Queer Youth Media Project


SUMMER 2018 | Register Now

Week 1 (Narrative Filmmaking Class): June 11 - 15
Week 2 (Documentary Filmmaking Class): June 18 - 22

In collaboration with the Austin School of Film, aGLIFF hosts the Queer Youth Media Project (QYMP). Youth ages 12-20 are welcome to attend free of charge, spending five days immersed in learning the filmmaking process and participating in various roles to complete a short film project which will be screened at the 31st annual film festival in September!

Students will learn not only the entire movie making process, but will also be introduced to theater, acting, casting calls, how to enter films into festivals, market their films and find distribution.

We want to empower our youth with a platform for self expression as well as a highly instructive curriculum that teaches the entirety of the filmmaking process. Your creativity and execution have the unique opportunity to be showcased at our Film Festival Program in September, co-presented by our partners at the Austin School of Film

Over the course of the summer program, students ages 12-20 will immerse themselves, along with our instructors, into the craft of filmmaking! You have creative control of depicting the current state of life for queer and ally youth while learning technical skills to communicate your stories. Tell your story through film, make new connections, meet industry professionals and be a part of defining your future!

Applicants should be between 12-20 years old. (Unless otherwise arranged with instructor).
Students are responsible for their own transportation and should bring a sack lunch.
Cost: $0
Applications for 2018: Please visit the Austin School of Film website at http://austinfilmschool.org/youth-programs/queer-youth-media/

Week 1 Instructor:

Liz Perlman is an Austin based editor, producer, and filmmaker. She served as a co-editor + associate producer for Above All Else (SXSW '14) about the fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline and edited Deborah Esquenazi's Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (Tribeca '16), which was also nominated for a GLAAD Media award. She most recently edited a short film about Scotland's national poet, Jackie Kay, which is now on display at the Tate Modern's Queer British Art Exhibition. She is currently editing John Moore's When We Were Live about the history of Austin's Public Access TV in the 80s and 90s.

Check out a couple of our past QYMP short films, hosted on Vimeo. Students have the opportunity to write, direct, and perform in a short film each year, which is screened at the annual aGLIFF film festival in September.

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