This program will introduce young storytellers to local filmmakers, film industry professionals, and other members of the SFFILM Community to provide strategy and guidance towards possible paths forward in the industry.
SFFILM Education’s Youth FilmHouse Residency, in partnership with SFFILM Makers, is a program for students grades 9–12 who identify themselves as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC) and are excited to explore careers in film and filmmaking. Throughout the residency, students will engage with SFFILM Makers residents, SFFILM staff in other departments, film industry professionals, and a dynamic curriculum that balances practical skills like production strategy and technique along with trainings, panels, and lectures that highlight industry knowledge and possible career paths through our artist network. As Youth FilmHouse residents embark on the next stage of their artistic endeavors, we will ensure they are folded into the Makers community. By the end of this residency, each student should have a realistic action plan to immediately begin their film career in keeping with their own artistic voice.
Dates and details for the 2022 Youth FilmHouse Residency will be announced later this year.
The Youth FilmHouse Residency is free to students. Along with building upon filmmaking skills and meeting a cohort of peers and professional industry contacts, added benefits include a scholarship to the tickets to Doc Stories (November 3–6, 2022) and the SFFILM Festival, and a complimentary SFFILM Membership. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to pre-screen the Youth Works submissions for the 2023 SFFILM Festival in late 2022.