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Click on the “Register Here” button to reserve your spot for the CYF Young Filmmakers Conference at St. Francis College on  Wednesday, September 29, 2021. 
Learn about the newest trends in immersive storytelling and get inspired by connecting one on one with award-winning filmmakers and creatives from around the world.  CYF Young Filmmakers Conference provides an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to learn cutting-edge ideas, discover new interests and network with professionals who are ready to answer questions, share tips on their experience in the industry. 
Join us in exploring an incredible day of powerful storytelling!  
PROGRAM

The Young Filmmakers Conference is Virtual!

Join us here at cineyouthfest.org

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Starting st 11:00am


11:00am – 11:30am – Welcome, Introduction and Icebreaker

• Welcome: Jennifer Lancaster,
VP for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean, St. Francis College
• Introduction: Luis Alejandro Molina,
Director, Cine Youth Festival
• Details of “My Pandemic Year” contest


My Pandemic Year: (60-second video)  – 

  1. Theme: “My Pandemic Year”
  2. Format: 60-second movie in .mov or .mp4 format
  3. The submission deadline is Friday, October 1, 2021, at 5pm
    Submission Link:
    bit.ly/My-Pandemic-Yr

11:30am – 12:15pm
1st Workshop: From Script to Screen & the Art of Storytelling 


Moderator: Dr. Augusta Palmer (SFC) Moderator Filmmaker & Scholar


Panelists:

  1. Dr. Raquel Ortiz, Emmy-nominated
    storyteller & Anthropologist
  2. Waldo Cabrera, Emmy-nominated Journalist & Storyteller
  3. Kathryn Grant, Playwright, Instructor

 

12:15pm – 1pm  2nd Workshop Production – Lights, Camera, & Cinematography

 


Moderator: Ben Guzman, Moderator Grammy-nominated Platinum Record Producer, Director


Panelists:

  1. José “Jay” Rivera, Film & Technical Director
  2. Kacho López Mari, Latin Grammy Award Winner & Filmmaker
  3. Ana Maria García, Director & Scholar

 

1:00-1:30PM CYF Sneak Peek & Intermission

Featuring the Films:
Chicago (01:35), Coqui Serenade (01:49), PandeMates (05:22)

1:30pm – 2:15pm  Filmmaker’s Roundup

 

Panelists: Kris Merc, Alex Ramírez, Neyda Martínez, Tami Gold, Juan C. Davila, Sade Falebita

 

 

2:15pm – 3:00pm 3rd workshop Post Production – Editing: Making the Right Cut


Moderator:
Aura María Jiménez Villanueva, Post Production & Digital Content Coordinator


Panelists:

  1. Adrian Nuño, Filmmaker, Actor
  2. Andrew Nuño, Writer, Podcaster
  3. Tami Gold Panelist Producer & Professor

 

3:00pm – 3:30pm  Conference Closing
• Lina Sands, CYF Marketing, announcing the Judges and Awards show.
• Sizzle reel produced by SFC student Johnnely Saldaña, Social Media Coordinator

Download the Festival Program.

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