The 2nd Annual Mitchell Englander Making Movies that Matter (MMtM) Youth Short Film Festival is off and running for hundreds of young film makers from over 30 elementary, middle school, high school, and college campuses throughout Council District 12 and the San Fernando Valley, alongside the Greig Smith Devonshire PALS Youth Community Center, New Horizons, and the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission.
The focus of Mitchell Englander’s Making Movies that Matter Youth Short Film Festival is self evident. With guidance and support from mentors, it is our hope that participating students will be inspired to choose subject matter that is personal, heartfelt and meaningful to them which will ultimately manifest itself in quality short films we will all be proud of.
The truth is, youth are often an untapped source for creative change-making ideas. When these young change-agents have the support they need at every step of the process, we may be surprised with what they can accomplish—on their campuses, in their communities, and beyond.
Participants will be using the themes of social action and civic engagement to guide their creative process in one of four categories: public service announcement (PSA), documentary, live action, and animation and will receive mentoring from award-winning artists-in-residence from the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP). In addition, the Apple store of Northridge is donating editing training to the students and staff in support of the project.
Join us on Wednesday, May 24th at 5:00pm as we host a culminating event and celebrate the making of movies that matter. The event is free but tickets will be required. For more information, call Ron Rubine at (818) 882-1212 or go to www.cd12movies.com.
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