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)       

Congratulations to the 2018 Young Filmmakers Workshop Selected Students!

Keziah D. Allen
Keyshawn Brison
Jaylen Brown
Selena Davila
Travion DeAndre Dozier
Zoe Feltson
Anderson Jalen Johnson II
Carledia Jones
Marquisse Kirkham
Makayla Lennir
Keyshawn Meeks
Kaitlyn Thomas
Omar Washington
Joseph White IV
Quanzarius Willard
Kelvin Williams II

Thank you for your submissions! We are thrilled that our call for participants has been met with enthusiastic interest. Unfortunately, we had to limit participation to ensure a quality experience for all participants and to adequately fund each workshop. If your name is not listed above, you have been added to a waitlist. We will fill any openings that become available from the waitlist. Thank you for your interest in our program and hope you consider applying for future workshops.