Free film program for high schoolers needs students


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s a two week crash course in all that is film production and best part it’s free.

With grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Youth Digital Film Project is helping current or recently graduated high school students to take courses in film production from local film producer Christopher Michael Roybal, Acting course by Actor Gene Ornelas, Editing by Michael Mellas and the art of Poetry by Poet in Residence Karen Vargas.

The students will each receive a flip camera and will be creating their own short films from portions of a poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca (El Gato). Not only is the course free, but so is the camera.

The completed film will be screened at the John Lewis Theatre on July 30th.

The South Broadway Cultural Center will be used as well as the Comcast Digital Media Center at WESST, the small business development center.

There is only room for 20 students and the program starts Monday, July 13. Those who are interested in joining this free course should contact Shaun Riley through either their website or Facebook page.

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