"FILMFEST 4-H" BRINGS IMAGINATION TO LIFE
Active learning can
change dreams to success stories, and teens from across the country will soon
gather at FilmFest 4-H to do just that. Those who enjoy acting,
filmmaking, and stagecraft will learn techniques from a unique group of
professionals that they are unlikely to find anywhere else.
"FilmFest presenters are all involved in different parts of the film
industry," said Bradd Anderson, a Youth Development Specialist with
Missouri 4-H, which produces the festival with the Missouri Film Office.
"If you're a creative person between the ages of eleven and eighteen, it's
a chance to meet the professionals and learn how to do amazing things on a
The fifth annual FilmFest
4-H takes place June 14-17, in St. Louis, Missouri. Workshops include
such topics as prop creation, life as a working actor in Hollywood,
improvisation techniques, production success, and much more. Previous
years presenters have included the editor of the ABC television series Nashville,
a makeup artist from the Star Trek series, an Emmy-winning photojournalist, the
extras casting director from Hannah Montana: The Movie, cinematographers
working with National Geographic and the Outdoor Channel, and many others.
Participants also have
the opportunity to "take a meeting" with the presenters, visiting
one-on-one to ask questions and received personalized advice. Equally
exciting is the chance to connect with new friends from across the country, who
share their technical and artistic interests. FilmFest 4-H also features
screenings of films made by teen filmmakers, many of whom attend the festival.
Categories for films this year are Narrative, Animation, Documentary,
Promotional and "Voices of 4-H History." Prizes are awarded to the
top films in each category, and the deadline for submissions is May 15, 2015
The costs to attend
FilmFest 4-H include an all access pass ($119) for each teen and one chaperone,
and a hotel room ($119/night at the conference rate). Finally, lunches
are provided on Monday and Tuesday as part of the event, but participants are
on their own for breakfasts and dinners.
For complete information
on FilmFest 4-H, please visit http://4h.missouri.edu/filmfest.