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2019 W&M Youth Filmmaking Institute

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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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Williamsburg, VA 23186

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This workshop, facilitated by W&M students and faculty, offers hands-on filmmaking experience to middle and high school students.

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The 8th Annual W&M Youth Filmmaking Institute offers middle and high school students an opportunity to learn about the filmmaking process and get hands-on experience at the College of William & Mary the weekend of November 9-10, 2019.

The WMYFI program features a weekend of presentations and workshops led by William & Mary staff and undergraduate students culminating in a public screening of all student group film projects in the Commonwealth Theater in W&M's Sadler Center on Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 PM.

More information and the full program schedule can be found at WM-YFI.com.

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Who can participate?

WMYFI is open to middle and high school aged students. Any student currently enrolled in grades 6-12 is eligible to participate.

When and where does WMYFI take place?

The program takes place on Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM. William & Mary’s Reeder Media Center located on the ground floor of Swem Library will host the program. Students need to arrive between 8:30-9:00AM and be picked up between 4:00-4:30PM each day.

What will students do and learn during the workshops?

The workshops are lead by W&M Film and Media Studies faculty and students and will provide an overview of the filmmaking process and give participants hands-on experience. More details are available here.

Is there anything new for returning participants?

Yes! The 2019 YFI program will feature a new format. Students will begin filming on Saturday and may assist with the editing process. There will be stations students may rotate through, such as acting, camera operation, green screen, etc. Students may choose to experience each station or focus on one station they really enjoy.

Why is there a charge for registration?

Funds collected from ticket sales will be used for workshop supplies and lunches and snacks. Eight needs-based scholarships are available if the ticket price is a barrier.

How can I apply for a needs-based scholarship and how will the scholarships be awarded?

The needs-based scholarships will be awarded through a lottery system. Eight scholarships are available and will cover 100% of program costs. The scholarship application deadline is October 28 at 11:00PM. All students who apply for a scholarship will be notified of the lottery results on October 29.

Why is WMYFI limited to 50 students?

William & Mary’s Reeder Media Center, the workshop host, can accommodate a limited number of participants – in terms of space, staff, and equipment availability. Fifty students is the maximum amount that can be accommodated while still providing a meaningful and educational experience with available resources.

Will lunch and snacks be provided?

Yes. All participants will be provided with a boxed lunch and healthy snacks throughout the day during the program on Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10. Any dietary restrictions should be noted when purchasing a ticket or applying for a needs-based scholarship.

Does my student need to provide any equipment or supplies?

No. Student participants do not need to provide any equipment or supplies. All materials will be provided during the weekend, including all filmmaking equipment, as donated by the W&M Reeder Media Center at Swem Library.

When can I see my student's film?

All student films will be screened in the Commonwealth Auditorium in W&M's Sadler Center on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00pm. All of the films will also be available on the WMYFI website for online viewing following the public screening.

How do I get tickets to the screening?

The screening is free and no ticket is required. Doors to the theatre open 30 minutes prior to the screening and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please write team@theAVAdventure.com with questions.

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