Kicking off the 3rd Annual Making Movies that Matter Film Festival
Posted by Councilmember Englander on January 19, 2018 at 3:40 PM
This week my office hosted the kick-off for the 3rd Annual Making Movies that Matter Film Festival. This annual event is the largest youth film festival in Los Angeles and includes submissions from dozens of L.A. schools and youth organizations.
Last year's culminating event featured over 1000 young filmmakers showcasing their work at the at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at CSUN. These incredible movies were written, performed, filmed, directed, and edited entirely by students from over 30 elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Council District 12 and the San Fernando Valley, alongside youth from the Greig Smith Devonshire PALS Youth Center, New Horizons, and the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission.
Not only do the students get the opportunity to express themselves, they learn the basic skills behind the craft of making a film. These can often serve to inspire creative young minds to pursue opportunities they might never have thought were within their reach.
I want to thank CalArts for once again serving as a partner in working with students as they conceive, plan, and develop their films. If you're interested in more information regarding the festival check out our Making Movies that Matter website.
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