The Youth Documentary Academy provides intensive media and documentary film training to high school students. For seven weeks, students between the ages of 14 and 18 learn all aspects of documentary filmmaking from pre-production, shooting, editing and distribution. Students also learn how to mentor younger students.
In addition to developing technical proficiency in digital media through lectures, exercises and workshops, students also direct and produce their own documentaries, learning how to locate themes from their lived experiences and transpose those personal and family narratives into documentary films. Students learn how to distribute their films to local schools, libraries, and film festivals. They also help organize community screenings and engage with the public through traditional and social media.
Applications are due by April 15th. Click here for more information and to apply.