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April 27, 2012 > Project YouthView 2012: The Power of Youth in Film

Project YouthView 2012: The Power of Youth in Film

Submitted By Alternatives in Action

Alternatives in Action's 8th annual, one-of-a-kind youth film festival will be held Wednesday, May 2 at venue sponsor, Alameda Theatre and Cineplex. The evening offers local youth films, a chance to vote for your favorite film, a screening of a selected short feature, plus an audience discussion with the filmmaker.

Sponsored by HBO, Project YouthView showcases youth-created film shorts from across the Bay Area and a featured award-winning documentary. The event opens up important dialogue between youth and adults about the issues young people face and inspires youth to tell their stories and pursue a career in arts and media. Proceeds from Project YouthView benefit the multi-media programs of Alternatives in Action and enable Project YouthView to continue as a powerful venue for youth expression.

This year, selected youth-created films will be selected through a competitive process by industry and community judges from over 70 pieces submitted throughout the Bay Area. These shorts use interviews, powerful images and narrative storytelling to shed light on youth issues. Past topics have included subjects as diverse as youth culture and street dance, healthy eating and the Edible School Yard, an independent living skills program for blind and partially-sited youth, and youth prostitution. The shorts and filmmakers for this year's event originate from across the Bay Area, representing schools and organizations from San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, San Leandro, Union City, and Danville.

All selected filmmakers will receive a prize package. In addition, an Audience Choice Award and Judges Choice Award - selected by industry notables and experts, including Russell Simmons, William H. Macy, Pauley Perrette, and Steve Buscemi and Terence Winter of award-winning Boardwalk Empire - of $500 each will be presented to the winning youth filmmakers. The Judges Choice Awardee will also be flown to Los Angeles to enjoy a private screening of their winning film with HBO Executives.

More information and tickets: www.projectyouthview.org.

Project YouthView
Wednesday, May 2
6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6)
Historic Alameda Theatre and Cineplex
2317 Central Avenue, Alameda
www.projectyouthview.org

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