SFF Director of Education Allison Kohler noted at the town hall meeting tonight that the education programs ties to the Sarasota festival are among the only ones in the nation which are free. But you do have to adhere to deadlines, kids.
After the event, Frank PR issued a notice on some of the more important youthFEST deadlines to remember. Here is a summary of key dates:
Young Filmmakers Showcase – Short films should be submitted by March 1
Kids VIP Trip – Applications for these all ages field trips must be in by Feb. 27
Classroom Critic – Middle-schoolers who want reviews published on the SFF blog should apply by Feb. 17
Reel Life Studio – This competition for high school filmmakers has a Feb. 27 application deadline
Filmmaker Spotlight – If you want a world filmmaker in your high school or college class, apply by March 16
Film Academy – Apply by March 16 for the chance for a film school professor to come to your high school
Youth Screenwriting Workshop – Budding writers should apply by March 16
The youthFEST events also include the See Jane Studio, done in conjunction with the Geena Davis Institute, and Junior Jury, where judges for the youth film competitions will be drawn. Inquire with the festival.