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Teens attend Brooklyn’s first boot camp for film critics: these teens haven’t yet graduated high school but will soon start critiquing major motion pictures!

Brooklyn, N.Y. – In its mission to educate while entertaining our youth, HITN is hosting a week-long boot camp for its second class of future movie critics – who all are under the age of fifteen!

In the second year of the partnership between HITN and KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp, young participants are invited to HITN’s television studio – which is based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard – to learn the art of writing film reviews and practice on-camera interview skills. The students are able to participate in the bootcamp with scholarships provided by HITN.

The week-long camp (August 8th – 12th), is designed for teenagers interested in the field of film reviews who already have some media experience. As part of the camp activities, the participants will interact with special guests from the world of film, including actors and producers. Once the young participants complete the program, they will become a member of the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Coalition. This group of national youth reporters review new film releases geared for kids. A group of 18 young film critics, ages 8 to 18 and their reviews are seen, read or listened to by more than 7 million people every month.

KIDS FIRST! is supported by major entertainment industry leaders, teachers, librarians, media professionals, lobbyists, policymakers, child advocates, educators, parents and families nationwide. Support comes from national nonprofit organizations including the National Education Association, REEL Fathers, National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Council of Women’s Organizations, with a cumulative membership of over 17 million.

What: HITN Hosts Brooklyn’s First

Boot Camp for Young Film Critics

When: August 8th  – 12th

Where: HITN-TV,

Brooklyn Navy Yard  

About HITN

HITN-TV is the largest non-commercial Hispanic network in the United States, offering educational and cultural programming for the whole family. It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism, and Cablevision. For more information, please visit

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