Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville’s Department of Parks & Recreation along with the LEAP Organization have partnered to host a Youth Film Festival. The goal of the festival is to increase the self-esteem and overall sense of self-worth of the participants through a 10 week Film Production Course.
During the initial 8 weeks, students will learn Storytelling and Scriptwriting, Videography and Directing, Editing (Sound and Film), and Marketing. For the final 2 weeks, each site will develop a short film at least 5 minutes in length to be entered into the festival.
The films will address problems with: Family Members, Fitting in/Peer Pressure, Self Esteem/Body image, Gangs/Bullying, Depression/Loss, School Failure, Teenage Pregnancy, and The Future
Each participant will develop a portfolio containing the following assignments:
- an original 5 page script,
- a three minute clip they shot and directed,
- a film clip containing 5 edits, and
- a marketing plan for their movie with poster
Once participants have completed all of the modules and assignments they will be eligible to submit a movie to the Youth Film Festival for a chance to win $500.
This program is free of charge and begins March 25, 2013. It is open to youth on a first come first serve basis with a 5 participant maximum at each site (LEAP Office, Burt Cobb, Kleeman, and Crow Center). For additional information call 931-614-0440 or 931-645-7476.