Youth FX 2016 Film Screening [VIDEO]
Youth FX stopped by the Supreme Experience to talk about their upcoming movie premiere tonight March 24th at the Spectrum 8 Movie Theatres. Albany's award winning Youth FX teen filmmaking program will host the world premiere at 6:30pm. The screening will feature short documentary and narrative films, and the release of a brand new Youth FX Album all created by teens from the city of Albany over the past year. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the youth filmmakers and program directors.
If your not familiar with Youth FX ; Youth FX was founded in 2008 to provide young people in the City of Albany with a hands-on program designed to introduce them to the technical and creative aspects of digital film making by offering a thorough overview of the production process from script to screen. Our programs have grown from our 6 week summer intensivve year round programming at Albany High School, Albany ublic Libraries and community spaces across the capital region.
Youth FX primarily works with young people who reside in the South End, Arbor Hill and West Hill neighborhoods of Albany, NY, areas that have been historically under served and in need of meaningful opportunities for training and engagement in new digital media technology. The skills they are learning not only enables them to be more creative and express their ideas, but they are also valuable skills that are in high demand in today’s technology based world. Youth FX participants engage in their communities by creating documentary and short fiction films that reflect their understanding and vision of the world around them.
Youth FX films have been screened and won awards at dozens of film festivals across the country including:
San Francisco International Film Festival
Los Angeles Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
DC Independent Film Festival
Woodstock Film Festival
Harlem International Film Festival
Youth FX is sponsored & supported by:
New York Council On The Arts (NYSCA), Charles Touhey Foundation, Times Union Hope Fund, Bender Family Foundation, Community Foundation of The Capital Region, Spectrum 8 Theatres, The Free School, Wine & Dine For The Arts.
For more information about the Youth FX program please visit their website: