OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES• Short Films
Power of My Parts -A Film Festival For Youth By Youth is committed to showcasing the best in independent cinema from our young talent. Our Power of My Parts -A Film Festival For Youth By Youth Shorts category features emerging young filmmakers work in narrative short films. Please note these films must be under 41 minutes.
The Film Festival has featured past Scenarios USA films written and co-directed by young people from around the country and award-winning directors.
If you have a short film that focuses on issues that young people face daily, send us a clip to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your short film could be featured at our 5th Annual Power of My Parts -A Film Festival for Youth By Youth in April 2014. Deadline is March 7, 2014.
MISSION & OBJECTIVETo advance use independent films as teaching tools and create dialogue among young people about the issues that they face daily and to provide resources so that they can make informed decisions.
ABOUT THE FESTIVALPower of My Parts -A Film Festival For Youth By Youth launched in 2010 welcomes numerous young filmmakers including most recently, Jordan Coleman, Mama Don't Play Productions and Jason Charles, Cinematic Empowerment (9 ½ Minutes). While there are more than 1,000 film festivals worldwide, very few feature the work of aspiring young people under the age of 24 with a focus on social issues.
Power of My Parts -A Film Festival For Youth By Youth is much more than an annual event, the film festival supports the work that is done by YWCHAC which operates all year round to achieve the organization's mission of fostering the development of young women of color in leadership, organizing and advocacy skills. The film festival provides a venue for exhibiting the skills that the young women in the program have learned as well as a vehicle to impart life-saving information that they can share with their peers, families and immediate communities.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Contact Kymsha Henry, Co-Director for ways you can be part of this amazing event.
ORGANIZERS: Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition, Pixod, Sundree Brand Management, Cinematic Empowerment, Social Cinemas, LLC., HEAT Program, Project KISS, Montefiore Adolescent AIDS Program, Legal Action Center