IT’S A WRAP! Youth Media Academy Summer 2020!
It’s a wrap! In an inspirational and tear-worthy closing ceremony held last week, we celebrated sixty-six remarkable student filmmakers from coast to coast and the conclusion of our Summer 2020 virtual Youth Media Academy (YMA)—our free, four-week program training underrepresented youth in filmmaking and gender activism. In spite of the unprecedented circumstances we are all facing during a global pandemic, in our opinion, the young participants rocked it!
Farhoud Meybodi, award-winning producer, director, and executive at Wayfarer Entertainment, opened the program with a heartfelt speech giving thoughtful advice to our first-time filmmakers and future change-making agents. As the students begin their journeys to shift narratives, Meybodi reiterated the importance of creating media in service of social good. Such terrific and timely advice!
With extensive training from six accomplished filmmakers from around the world, virtual visits from acclaimed guest speakers, and social justice education, our students produced over 40 films that tackled subjects ranging from period stigma to immigration, and the Black Lives Matter movement. CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION