YouthFX 2017 premiere at The Spectrum

youthfx 2017 premiere posterThe YouthFX program in Albany will be premiering its new slate of films at the Spectrum March 30. Tickets are $10 adults / $8 students.*

The screening will include short documentaries and features from the teens in the program, and the filmmakers will be there for Q&A following.

Not familiar with YouthFX? Blurbage:

Youth FX is an intensive hands-on program, based in the City of Albany, that is designed to empower youth aged 14-19 by teaching them the technical and creative aspects of digital film making and offering a thorough overview of the production process from script to screen. Our primary mission is to work with diverse groups of young people from communities that have been historically under-served and in need of opportunities for training and engagement in emerging media technologies. Youth FX develops leadership, creativity, and critical thinking, through the collaborative process of digital filmmaking and media production.

Members of the program have produced some strong work in past years, winning awards at film festivals. And the program's gotten another boost of attention lately because of As You Are, the Sundance prize-winning film from Albany natives Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and Madison Harrison who were both part of a very early version of the program at the Albany Free School. (Here's a recent Vice video highlighting the connection.)

The March 30 screening at The Spectrum starts at 6:30 pm. It doesn't look like advance tickets are available yet, but keep an eye out for them. These premiere screenings routinely sell out -- you should get the tickets ahead of time if you're interested in going.

Earlier on AOA:
+ Talking with Miles Joris-Peyrafitte about As You Are, and the film's upcoming local premiere at The Spectrum
+ Hey there, Bhawin Suchak, YouthFX program director

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