Out Youth Film Project 2016
It's that time of year again, the Out Youth Film Project will soon be upon us!
This annual tradition teaches LGBTQ and allied youth how to write, storyboard, film, edit, and produce their own films, all from scratch! Youth films are usually about some part of their experience as a queer teen or ally, but they don't have to be. We've had students make music videos, zombie films, experimental pieces, soundscapes, black and white films, and dozens more.
There will be an informational meeting for parents and youth at Out Boulder (2132 14th St. 80302) on Sunday, October 9th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM for anyone who'd like to learn more about the project.
The 2016/17 Film project will run from October 9th, 2016 until Sunday, April 2nd, 2017. The class will meet weekly, starting with a lesson from 11 AM until 1 PM every Sunday and free time to work from 1 PM to 3 PM. Participants need to be able to commit to attendance every Sunday from 11-1, however if this is a burden, we can find a solution to make sure everyone has the ability to participate. This is a serious commitment, but this unique class is worth it. Once everyone's films are done, we will host a premiere event open to community members to share everyone's films! (location TBD)
While you wait for the project to start, why not check out some of last year's films!
Lesbian Dream Sequence - by Jake
Every teenager has problems when it comes to dating. Everybody's awkward, no one has any experience, everything about it is just kind of weird. Queer teens however have an extra bonus challenge of finding other like-minded youth. Someone who's dating material has to be very specific when you're queer. The age has to be similar, location is an issue, personality compatibility, and now there's a much narrower field of people you have to sort through to find someone to just date! It's not a very high scale issue, but most every queer youth I know has felt the frustration of feeling lonely.
invisible battle - by Daria
This is a film about a relatively depressing portion of my life. I enjoyed making it. I hope you enjoy watching it. I don't really know what else to say about this film. I was told to talk about it, but its an abstract film so its open to interpretation. So I don't feel there's much to talk about, interpret how you will.
God Gave Me You - Andy
This film is an expression of the immensely significant impact that my horse has made on my life. He has changed my life for the better, and our bond is strong. Together we are unstoppable, and this film portrays the work we’ve done together and continue to do.