STUDENTS: Learn How To Make Your Own Movies!

FREE "Find Your Voice: High School Filmmakers Workshop” For High School Students

Are you a good storyteller? Do you have an interest in making movies, broadcast journalism or media and video production? If so, this class is for you! Become a filmmaker by making films with industry professionals! For FREE! 

The theme of this year’s workshop is Find Your Voice,” and is based on the upcoming documentary, Fannie Lou Hamer’s America, currently in production. Selected students will study the activism of Fannie Lou Hamer and her fight for civil rights and economic justice in Mississippi.
Participants will receive training with professional filmmaking equipment and instruction to produce short videos that link the works of Fannie Lou Hamer to their own lives—in their own Delta neighborhoods. Working in teams, students will be encouraged to find their own voices through digital storytelling: by planning, filming, editing and producing your own short films! The workshop will culminate with a final screening at the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, on Friday, July 13, where you can share your completed films with your family and friends.
High school students in grades 9 – 12 and graduating seniors are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be chosen by Davenport and Correa. This project hopes to encourage more minorities in digital media production fields.

WHEN:      June 11 – July 9, 2018  (Monday through Thursday)        
TIMES:      10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Lunch provided)
WHERE:     The Emmett Till Interpretive Center, 120 North Court St., Sumner
WHO:        15 participants (with 5 wait list)       

Letters of Interest Due:  May 25, 2018
Selections Announced:   May 30, 2018
Dowload more information and the application here: 2018 Filmmakers Workshop