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Youth Film Festival Deadline Approaching

Film FestivalClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville’s Department of Parks and 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
  • 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 $500.00.

This program is free of charge and begins March 25th, 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 Community Center, Kleeman Community Center, and Crow Community Center). Deadline to register is March 20th.

Applications can be downloaded from http://leaporg.net/programs/film-festival-program/ and faxed to 931.274.0929 or delivered to any of the Parks & Recreation Community Centers.

For more  information call 931.614.0440 or 931.645.7476

Richard Garrett
Richard Garretthttp://leaporg.net/
City Councilman Richard "Reason" Garrett has gained extensive business knowledge and negotiating skills as the Executive Director of the LEAP Organization.  LEAP Org provides youth development services.  As a licensed realtor for Keller Williams Realty, he is known for his tenacity, perseverance, honesty, and fairness.  A proud APSU alum, Richard graduated with Honors with a Bachelors in Public Management.
Richard is a former active duty Marine, father of 4, and a husband with strong ties to the community. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and a member of Clarksville Rotary, Clarksville Area Ministerial Association, Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Association of Realtors Public Relations & Charity Relations Committees, and Clarksville Community Partners Group.
For more information on Richard visit www.reason4clarksville.com. He can be contacted directly at 931-378-0500 or via email

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