2014 Flickers Youth Film Jury
Discover the art, craft and creatvity of film in southern New England
A Student Run and Professionally Mentored Program by Flickers
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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
The student jury will be made up of a selected group of high school students from Rhode Island and the surrounding New England area; though students who have recently graduated 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 Awards at the festival’s award ceremony. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with various filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals from around the world.
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 25th, 2014. 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 5-10th.
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 Film Jury award. The youth jury program also allows students to network, and make connections for their future.
The Youth Film Jury Program assembles a group of high school students to attend the festival as an official judging panel to select the annual Youth Film Jury Awards. These students will watch and analyze the films, receive exclusive access to the inner workings of the Festival, and have the opportunity to network with some of the top names in the local and national film industry.
Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival’s Youth Film Jury began in 2011 in an effort to support education through film, expose young people to quality artistic films that they might not otherwise have seen, and help students who are looking to enter the film industry by connecting them with professionals in the RI film community via their mutual cooperation with the Festival.
Past members of the Jury have come from various high schools throughout Rhode Island, including: Classical High School, Barrington High School, Wheeler School, Bishop Hendricken High School, East Greenwich High School, and La Salle Academy. We have also had students from areas of Massachusetts, and as far away as Texas.
The 2014 Youth Film Jury is being coordinated by Graham H. Carter, a student at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, who was a two-time member of the Jury in 2011 and 2012.
Carter believes “the Jury definitely helped me in making my resume look more appealing for colleges and job opportunities. Many people were intrigued at the idea of it, and I think they appreciated the fact that I had a background in something many other students around the country didn’t have the chance to experience.”
Former Youth Film Jurors have gone on to work on the sets of Rhode Island film productions and volunteered at local production companies through connections made at the Festival. Others, like Graham, have gone on to become full-time interns with RIIFF after moving on to college.
The Youth Film Jury is a thriving program, receiving a larger amount of student applications each year and expanding student involvement to different aspects of the Festival--from one-on-one Q&A sessions with filmmakers to Youth Jury Award presentations.
Some films which over the years have previously received Student/Youth Jury recognition:
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
We Live in Public | Ondi Timoner
WAR/DANCE | Sean Fine, Andrea Nix (Honorable Mention)
Rising Hope | Milen Vitanov, Germany, 2012
Rufus Stone | Josh Appignanesi, United Kingdom, 2012
Cowboys and Dissidents | Will Maloney, Ireland, 2012
Natural Selection | Brett Foraker
Hollow | Rob Sorrenti
Send your completed application to email@example.com or mail it to:
Flickers Youth Film Jury
One Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 0290
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