High school students are invited to spend a weekend at the NOVA 4-H Ed Center learning to create a 3-5 minute short film October 17-19.
Participants will develop digital story-telling skills such as:
Critical Media Analysis
Participants may register as a film team of 3-5 members or they will select a team during the event.
Participants may bring their own iPads/Tablets and one iPad will be available per film team.
Participants will spend Friday evening and Saturday morning participating in exercises and workshops to teach them the fundamentals of creating a high quality short film.
On Saturday afternoon, participants will begin a 24 hour period to create their short film. Films will be handed in Sunday at 2:30pm, followed by an exhibit of all of the films, judging, hors d’oeuvres and an award ceremony.
All blue ribbon short films will be submitted to the Virginia 4-H Youth Voices Red Carpet Event in the spring.
The Best 4-H Short Film will be submitted to the National FilmFest 4-H, with a stipend given to each member of the winning film team to support making this trip.
Professionals in the film industry, film school graduate students and Virginia Cooperative Extension staff will lead the workshops, chaperone this weekend event and judge the short films.
For $85, high school students will enjoy two nights at the 4-H Ed Center, five meals and multiple snacks, all program supplies, a t-shirt and will learn to create a high quality short film.
For more information or a registration form, please visit http://offices.ext.vt.edu/fauquier/programs/4h/summer-workshops/2014-short-film-fest.pdf