$25/Benefactor | $10/General | $8/Students
Youth FX was founded in 2008 to provide young people in the City of Albany with a hands-on program designed to introduce them to the technical and creative aspects of digital film making by offering a thorough overview of the production process from script to screen. Our programs have grown from our 6 week summer intensive year round programming at Albany High School, Albany Public Libraries and community spaces across the capital region. We kicked off our 10th year by moving into our new studio space at 25 Warren Street in Albany's South End, which serves as our home base and main programming space.
Although we run programs across the region, Youth FX's primary aim is to impact and empower young people who reside in the South End, Arbor Hill and West Hill neighborhoods of Albany, NY. These are communities that have been historically under served and in need of meaningful opportunities for training and engagement in new digital media technology. The skills they are learning not only enables them to be more creative and express their ideas, but they are also valuable skills that are in high demand in today’s technology based world. Youth FX participants engage in their communities by creating documentary and short fiction films that reflect their understanding and vision of the world around them.
Youth FX films have been screened and won awards at dozens of film festivals across the country including: Tribeca Film Festival - San Francisco International Film Festival - Los Angeles Film Festival - Chicago International Film Festival - Woodstock Film Festival - Big Sky Documentary Festival - Harlem International Film Festival -
Youth FX is sponsored & supported by: New York Council On The Arts (NYSCA), Charles Touhey Foundation, Times Union Hope Fund, Bender Family Foundation, Community Foundation of The Capital Region, Troy Savings Bank Foundation, Sity Foundation, Grand Street Community Arts, Albany High School, Albany Public Libraries, Spectrum 8 Theatres, The Free School, Wine & Dine For The Arts.
For more information about the Youth FX program please visit our website: www.youthfx.org
Check out YouthFX videos online: http://vimeo.com/youthfx
For more info please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Youth FX program director Bhawin Suchak at: (518) 526-5586