YouthFX film selected for Los Angeles Film Fest

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This is great: One of new films produced by the YouthFX program in Albany has been selected to screen at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. The film -- Falling -- will play as part of the festival's Future Filmmakers Showcase.

Here's a short description of the 10-minute narrative short:

As two girls discover their feelings for each other, one of them is forced to choose between her new relationship and her father's disapproval. FALLING is an experimental narrative film that explores the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth as they navigate the intersections of love and family.

The co-directors of Falling, Imani Peterkin and Maya Suchak, and the lead actors, Mikayla Appleberry and Cici Rivas, have been invited to LA to take part in a mentorship program and workshops connected to the festival. YouthFX is raising $5,000 to send them -- here's a GoFundMe campaign to help out.

YouthFX helps teens in Albany learn media production skills through hands-on projects, and they end up producing some very good work.

There's an encore screening of its newest slates of films Wednesday evening at the Spectrum at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $11 for adults / $7 for students. The filmmakers will be there for a post-screening Q&A.

Earlier on AOA: Hey there, Bhawin Suchak, YouthFX program director (2014)


I saw this film at the Spectrum. Very well done.

I've only seen the output but based on that YouthFX seems to be a very worthy cause. Albany should be proud of this group and make sure these young artists get to LA.

Albany is so proud of you. Hope you make it to LA.

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