Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Night of Inspiration; 2014 "It's My Life' Youth Film Festival!

The 2014 “It’s My Life” film festival was a huge success and a truly inspiring night with young film makers around Atlanta. One unique aspect of the “It’s My Life” film festival is that it’s open to all youth under 23, whether you’re in college, high school, middle, or elementary school. Our youngest film maker was just seven years old this year!

This year we had twelve entries that were selected to be a part of the festival.  Every film maker was given a certificate for being selected and we’re super grateful that WonderRoot Community Art Center awarded every film maker with a free year membership! Young film makers now have access to all sorts of really amazing resources and classes! Big props to WonderRoot for providing this really important resource year after year!

Four films were given special recognition and two received a grand prize:

What If?
By Tameka Campbell and KeSaunna Irby 
Received the Student Career Alternatives Program award presented by Victoria Temple

Home Defenders
By Dillon Meusa and Jahla Jeffry
Received the Occupy Our Homes Atlanta award presented by Mildred Obi

It's My Life Undocumented
By Meredith McKay
Received the WonderRoot award presented by Josie Figueroa
After showing the film took a collection from the crowd to help fund Freedom University

Psychological Warfare
By Taj Omari
Received the Georgia WAND award presented by Becky Rafter

My Life My World
By Rich Will
Received the over 18 grand prize awarded by Dawn Gibson of the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition

Show Me My Options
By Thalia Butts and Sydney Seabron
Received the under 18 grand prize awarded by Kamau Franklin with the American Friends Service Committee

We want to give a special thanks to:
All of our AMAZING volunteers, you all made this happen!!
Our Sponsors:

…and a big thanks to the Plaza Theater!

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