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2013 Flickers Youth Film Jury

Discover the art, craft and creatvity of film in southern New England

 

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Attention Student Film Buffs!

As an important part of this year's Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, we are pleased to announce an expansion of an exciting pilot program geared just for you.

 

This year, we are excited to continue the Flickers Youth Film Jury Program. This program offers local high school students the unique opportunity to participate directly in an internationally recognized, film festival, as well as aid in the festival’s long-standing commitment to community outreach and education.

 

YouthJThe student jury will be made up of a selected group of Rhode Island high school students who are entering their junior or senior year; though students who have graduated this year are also encouraged to apply.

 

Accepted applicants will become student jurors in the only OSCAR® qualifying film festival in New England. The students will screen a selection of films (narrative, documentary, shorts), deliberate, and present the Youth Jury Award, at the festival’s award ceremony. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with the various filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals from around the world, as well.

 

This program offers a terrific opportunity for high school students. It will not only make a great addition on the student's resumes and college applications, but it will also expose students to the very large entertainment industry, where they will have the chance to network and make contacts for their future.

 

The program will be accepting applications through June 7th, 2013. All applications will then be immediately reviewed and acceptance notifications will go out. The application and additional information will soon be up on our website. Though anyone interested is encourage to e-mail us now. This years festival runs August 6-11th.

 

peterMISSION:

The Flickers Youth Jury program was created to support education through the art of film, creating a community outreach, by exposing youth to the world of independent film. Our goal is to expand their knowledge of film and creativity; to nurture and discover the next generation of quality, thoughtful, and creative filmmakers and film enthusiasts.

 

WHAT IS A YOUTH FILM JURY?

The youth film jury, is a program that introduces youth to the world of independent film. The program is normally composed of a group of 20-30 students, who attend multiple screenings during the Festival, Q&A’s, and festival events. Their goal is to deliberate, and choose a Best Feature, Best Documentary, and Best Short to receive the Youth Jury award. The youth jury program also allows students to network, and make connections for their future.

 

Some films which over the years have previously received Student/Youth Jury recognition:

BEST FEATURE

Married and Counting | Allan Piper, USA, 2012

Broken Kingdom | Daniel Gillies, USA, 2011

LiTTLEROCK | Mike Ott, USA, 2010

That Evening Sun | Scott Teems

B.O.H.I.C.A | D.J. Paul

Shotgun Stories | Jeff Nichols

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

We Live in Public | Ondi Timoner

WAR/DANCE | Sean Fine, Andrea Nix (Honorable Mention)

 

BEST ANIMATED

Rising Hope | Milen Vitanov, Germany, 2012

 

BEST GLBT

Rufus Stone | Josh Appignanesi, United Kingdom, 2012

 

BEST SHORT

Cowboys and Dissidents | Will Maloney, Ireland, 2012

Natural Selection | Brett Foraker

Hollow | Rob Sorrenti

For more information, call (401) 861-4445 or write to:

 

Flickers Youth Film Jury

P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840

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