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PRESENTS

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MAY 13 - 18  |  DOWNTOWN ST. CATHARINES

The Jarico Films for Youth Film Festival is a four-day event at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and throughout downtown St. Catharines, designed for young people passionate about filmmaking and acting. It brings together SHSM students from across Niagara for workshops led by industry professionals, evening film screenings, galas, panel discussions, and networking events. More than just a festival, it serves as a showcase of Niagara's talent and a platform to educate the next generation of filmmakers.

HEY YOU,

FILM INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Are you a film industry professional, eager to inspire the next generation of cinematic talent? Here's your opportunity to make an impact!

HEY YOU,

STUDENT FILMMAKER

Want to see your movie on the BIG SCREEN at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre? Jarico Films for Youth is giving you that opportunity.

HEY YOU,

DSBN
EDUCATOR

Register your school now for the SHSM Workshop Day. Students will participate in Workshops, Seminars and Breakout Sessions led by industry leaders and mentors.

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OPEN CALL FOR PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS

BE A MENTOR

Are you a film industry professional, eager to inspire the next generation of cinematic talent? Here's your opportunity to make an impact!

 

We are hosting the District School Board of Niagara’s top filmmakers at the Performing Arts Centre the week of May 13th - 16th for a Film Festival which includes industry workshops and a 72 Hour Film Challenge designed to educate and enrich the lives of high school students who are interested in filmmaking as a potential career. We are looking for talented friends and colleagues from the film industry to help us provide high school students with a glimpse into the film/media/art industry.

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WORKSHOP MENTOR

Monday May 13th - 9am - 5pm

Host a one (1) hour workshop that will run up to three (3) separate times (10am, 12pm and 1:10pm) during the afternoon of Monday May 13th. This workshop would be developed by you about something specific to your craft, we are looking for fun, innovative ideas for workshops or seminars that will engage audiences ranging from 10-30 students. (ie. You could host a hands-on make-up workshop for ten (10) or give an engaging talk to thirty (30) students). Be fun, be innovative. In addition to the workshop, we are also asking each mentor to join us in a mentorship roundtable in front of our student audience between 2:30pm-4pm. 

 

We are presenting this opportunity with a $500 honorarium for your work and efforts (in addition to any hard costs or expenses that may be required to perform your workshop, please indicate any additional expenses in your registration). 

What We're Looking For:

  • Film Professionals: Directors, writers, cinematographers, sound designers, editors, and experts in all aspects of film production.

  • Innovative Workshops: Bring your creative teaching ideas, and guide youth in immersive, hands-on workshops.

  • Inclusive and Engaging: We value diversity and encourage LGBTQ+ and Indigenous voices to participate.

 

Required of you:

  • Develop a 1 hour workshop.

  • Create a 150-200 word description of your workshop.

  • Provide a 150-200 word bio about yourself and your career in the film industry.

  • Provide a picture of yourself. (Either a portrait or working on set).

 

Submission Guidelines:

NOTE: Workshops should be teachable in under an hour.

Create a PDF document and use the "SUBMIT YOUR IDEA" form on this page to submit your Workshop idea. ;)

Please include the following in your pitch document:

  • Arist's bio

  • Your proposed workshop idea

  • Estimated budget

  • A brief statement on why you want to inspire the next generation of filmmakers

Ideas will be considered by a panel made up of Jarico Films for Youth Board Members, DSBN Educators and the Jarico Youth Advisory Crew.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: APRIL 15, 2024

NOTIFICATION DATE: APRIL 20 2024

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UPLOAD YOUR PITCH DOCUMENT, INCLUDING ARTIST BIO, WORKSHOP/SEMINAR ETC. IDEA, AND ESTIMATED BUDGET.

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