Youth FX Screenwriting Workshop for Adults
Nov
12
to Dec 17

Youth FX Screenwriting Workshop for Adults

Youth FX is partnering with the Albany Public Library to offer a 6 Week Screenwriting Workshop at the Howe Library (105 Schuyler St.). The series os open to all ages and will run every Monday 6pm-8pm from November 12th - December 17th.

The purpose of this FREE 6 week intensive is to learn about film and television screenplay structure, analyze dramatic strategies in film and television, learn and apply correct script form, and creatively engage in the various stages of original scriptwriting. The goal of this class is to take your film from idea to first draft of a short screenplay.

During the class sessions, we will go over the technical and creative aspects to write a screenplay, using video clip and readings to illustrate these points. We will read sections of screenplays as examples and discuss storytelling strategies. Most writing will take place outside of class, and as people begin to complete pages, we will workshop people’s work.

This workshop is facilitated by David B Easton, a writer, producer, and educator. He writes short and feature screenplays and is a passionate storyteller who joined Youth FX in 2016 and heads up the group’s production company - Rogue FX - in addition to managing a variety of film and commercial productions in New York City.

MORE INFO AND REGISTER: 
https://albanypubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/4563812

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Youth FX 10 Year Anniversary Party
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Youth FX 10 Year Anniversary Party

YOUTH FX Is Turning 10 - Come Party With Us!!!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: www.youthfx10years.eventbrite.com

Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments over the past 10 years, building an organization dedicated to empowering young people through filmmaking. Founded and led by people of color and young people, Youth FX strives to elevate the skills and voices of filmmakers ages 10-24 from marginalized communities and to support their growth by building connections to the broader film industry.

As we chart a course for the next decade, we need YOUR support. Please join us on Friday December 14th at Opalka Gallery** for a festive evening as we celebrate the young people in our community who have found or amplified their voices through Youth FX programs. This celebration will feature food and drinks from local restaurants, special exclusive screenings of new work by Youth FX filmmakers, speakers and music by DJ Trumastr and DJ Intell Hayesfield.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to supporting our FREE programming that reaches over 500 young people each year in the City of Albany.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please email: david@youthfx.org for more information.

**There is plenty of parking behind the gallery and beside the Sage Armory. There is also on street parking available.


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Who Got NeXt: A Youth FX Program of Short Films
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Who Got NeXt: A Youth FX Program of Short Films

August’s FREE Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series event will will feature short narrative films and documentaries made by the young filmmakers of Albany’s Youth FX.The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and program directors.

Explore the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors with a season of FREE public screenings, programmed in collaboration with NeXt Doc – a program of Youth FX and the Logan Non-Fiction Program.

We are thrilled to partner with Youth FX. Cultivating the voices of young people is more crucial than ever, and Youth FX’s commitment to nurturing and inspiring the next generation of filmmakers is deeply aligned in Basilica’s commitment to independent voices in film. Through programs like NeXt Doc, they help ensure that real-life voices are empowered to tell their own stories through the language of cinema.

MORE INFO: http://basilicahudson.org/basilica-non-fiction-screening-series-august/

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Youth FX World Premiere @ Spectrum 8 Theaters
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Youth FX World Premiere @ Spectrum 8 Theaters

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Youth FX 2018 World Premiere of New Films

Albany's award winning Youth FX program will host the World Premiere of our 2018 short films on Thursday April 19th @ 7pm at the Landmark's Spectrum 8 Theatres.  There will also be an encore screening on Tuesday April 24th @ 7pm***

Both screenings will feature new short narrative films and documentaries produced as part of Youth FX programs and will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and program directors.

Advance Tickets Available Online:
April 19th @ 7pm:  https://tinyurl.com/yfx2018
April 24th @ 7pm:  https://tinyurl.com/yfx2018encore

Join our FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001540146542258/

Proceeds from the 2 screenings will go towards supporting our summer program which is FREE for all City of Albany residents.
***Please note that our screening is rated PG-13 as some of our films have intense scenes and explore teen issues***

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Best Of Youth FX Films Screening
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Best Of Youth FX Films Screening

JOIN US AT OUR NEW SPACE FOR A SCREENING OF THE BEST OF OUR AWARD-WINNING FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS BY YOUTH FX FILMMAKERS FROM THE CITY OF ALBANY. MEET THE FILMMAKERS & LEARN MORE ABOUT UPCOMING PROGRAMS.

Join and share the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1721791344508981/

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Youth FX Grand Opening
Jan
25
5:00 PM17:00

Youth FX Grand Opening

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YOUTH FX GRAND OPENING

Thursday January 25th @ 5pm-8pm

25 Warren Street
Albany, NY 12202 (South End near Lincoln Park)

Come join us as we celebrate our incredible new Youth FX space located at 25 Warren St.(across the street from the Capital South Campus Center) in the heart of Albany's South End neighborhood!  We're excited to kick off our 10th year as an award-winning film and digital media program for young people in the City of Albany!

This is a FREE Event w/ Food & Drinks and beats provided by DJ Trumastr!

***This is a free event, but please RSVP at the Eventbrite link below so we can plan for enough food and drinks***

https://youthfxopening.eventbrite.com

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2018 Wine & Dine For The Arts
Jan
12
to Jan 13

2018 Wine & Dine For The Arts

Youth FX is proud to be a 2018 Wine & Dine for the Arts Beneficiary!  Wine & Dine for the Arts provides sustainable funding for the support and preservation of the not-for-profit arts community in Albany, NY, through an annual 3-day Food & Wine themed Festival that markets our restaurants, chefs, and their innovative cuisine; educates consumers on healthy, sustainable agriculture; and donates all net income directly to deserving non-profit arts organizations.

To purchase tickets go to: http://www.albanywinefest.com

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2017 Encore Screening of New Films
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

2017 Encore Screening of New Films

Youth FX presents an encore screening of brand new short films produced by young filmmakers from our award-winning program!

Last week we sold out our premeire, recieving a great response to our new films an diverse program of dramas, comedies, thrillers and documentaries. The screening will start at 7pm and will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers, actors and crew members from the program.

Tickets Available Online: https://tinyurl.com/m6ss4nw

Join Our Facebook Event HERE

 

 

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Youth FX World Premiere Screening
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Youth FX World Premiere Screening

MARCH 30TH @ 7pm
SPECTRUM 8 THEATERS: 290 Delaware Ave., Albany NY
TICKETS: $10/adults$8/students

Albany's award-winning Youth FX teen filmmaking program will host the world premiere of our 2016 short films on Thursday March 24th, 7pm at the Spectrum 8 Movie Theatres. The screening will feature short documentary and narrative films created by teens from the city of Albany over the past year followed by a Q & A with the youth filmmakers and program directors.

 

 

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Do It Your Damn Self Film Festival
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Do It Your Damn Self Film Festival

Youth FX film Reach, directed by Ejaniia Clayton, will be screened at the 2017 DIYDS Film Festival in Boston, MA. 

“Do It Your Damn Self!!” (DIYDS!!) National Youth Film Festival is the longest running youth-produced festival in the country, drawing over 800 youth and adults to public screenings every year. Founded in 1996 by six Cambridge teens who felt misrepresented in the media and wanted to do something about it, the festival is a champion of social-justice and issue- focused youth filmmakers who want to see change and make it happen.

For more info: http://www.diyds.org/

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POWFest: Portland Women's Film Festival
Mar
5
4:45 PM16:45

POWFest: Portland Women's Film Festival

Our short documentary Marquis directed by Darian Henry & Maya Suchak will be screening at the 2017 POWFest in Portland, OR. 

POWFest provides a space where women can thrive as media makers.We accomplish this by putting strong, women-directed films on screen, growing the next generation of women filmmakers, and making it easier for women to make films.

Festival events feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers. We also provide space and support to strengthen the community of women in film.

More Info: http://powfest.com/

 

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As You Are Premiere Night Benefit Screening
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

As You Are Premiere Night Benefit Screening

As You Are Special Benefit Screening Event

Friday March 3rd @ 7pm ---  Spectrum 8 Theaters

***Tickets for this special event can only be purchased online at this link: http://asyouare.bpt.me

We're excited to announce this special Youth FX hosted screening of Sundance award-winning As You Are on March 3rd @ 7pm at Spectrum 8 Movie Theatres with Q & A after with Albany born and raised trio behind the film: director/screenwriter Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, screenwriters Madison Harrison and producer/colorist Joseph Mastantuono along with Mary Stuart Masterson.

Filmed entirely in the Capital Region, As You Are features incredible performances from rising young stars: Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Amandla Stenberg (Hunger Games) and Owen Campbell (The Americans) along with Mary Stuart Masterson (Benny & Joon, Some Kind of Wonderful & Fried Green Tomatoes) and Scott Cohen (Kissing Jessica Stein).

This screening is co-sponsored by Film Albany & Upstate Independents and all proceeds will benefit the Youth FX program and support our FREE filmmaking programs for young people in the City of Albany.  Youth FX was a big part of the As You Are production, with students working as production assistants, behind the scenes video, acting, extras and helping with wardrobe and set building.

Questions please email: bhawin@youthfx.org

WATCH THE OFFICIAL AS YOU ARE TRAILER:

Read some As You Are Reviews Below:

"A gripping epic that isn't afraid to take chances."   - rogerebert.com

"Three of the strongest teenage performances in recent history." - Variety Magazine

"As You Are Is an Indie Dream that Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Vanity Fair

"As You Are captures the dreamy intimacy of teenage relationships where boundaries between friendship and love prove porous." - Village Voice

 

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Cinema Sunday: Youth FX Presents!
May
1
2:00 PM14:00

Cinema Sunday: Youth FX Presents!

New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, Film Albany & New York State Museum invite you to Celebrate Filmmaking in New York State with a Special Cinema Sunday event: YOUTH FX PRESENTS!

SUNDAY MAY 1st@ 2pm in the NYS MUSEUM Clark Auditorium

An afternoon of award-winning shorts from Youth FX, the Albany-based film program, and selected footage from Sundance award winner: As You Are, which was filmed right here in the capital region.

This event is FREE and open to the public

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Youth FX Presents! @ Simon's Rock College
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Youth FX Presents! @ Simon's Rock College

Students and a faculty from Youth FX will be screening a program of award-winning shorts on the Simon's Rock campus and will be on hand for a discussion after the screening.

The program will feature short narrative and documentary films that have been produced by Youth FX filmmakers over the past two years.  Many of these films have won awards and screened at film festivals across the country including: Tribeca Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Fest, San Fransisco International Film Festival, Chicago Film Fest, Woodstock Film Festival and Harlem International Film Festival, just to name a few.


Youth FX is an intensive hands-on program designed to introduce young people aged 14-19 in the city of Albany, NY to the technical and creative aspects of digital filmmaking by offering a thorough overview of the production process from script to screen

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ENCORE Screening: 2016 Youth FX Films
Apr
6
6:30 PM18:30

ENCORE Screening: 2016 Youth FX Films

ENCORE SCREENING of new films from Albany's award winning Youth FX teen filmmaking program will host the world happen on Wednesday April 6th, 6:30pm at the Spectrum 8 Movie Theatres. The screening will feature short documentary and narrative films, and the release of a brand new Youth FX Album all created by teens from the city of Albany over the past year. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the youth filmmakers and program directors.

$10/Adults $5/Students

To Purchase Advance Tickets: LINK

Youth FX 2016 Trailer:

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Youth FX 2016 World Premiere Screening
Mar
24
6:30 PM18:30

Youth FX 2016 World Premiere Screening

Albany's award-winning Youth FX teen filmmaking program will host the world premiere of our 2016 short films on Thursday March 24th, 6:30pm at the Spectrum 8 Movie Theatres. The screening will feature short documentary and narrative films created by teens from the city of Albany over the past year followed by a Q & A with the youth filmmakers and program directors. 

$10/adults $5/students

To Purchase Advance Tickets:  LINK

This year’s slate of Youth FX films take a deep and complex look at issues of race, juvenile justice, bullying, modern day communication, love, and the realities of refugee youth living in Albany.  The bulk of the films were produced as part of the 2015 Youth FX summer program where 38 young people ages 14-22 explored the technical and creative aspects of filmmaking and digital media.  Youth FX will also debut its first full length album at the event, which features 10 tracks of original music that was also produced during the summer program. 

Films premiering will include six new narrative shorts including Guilt Trip, a story, filmed in one take, of two cousins who face a dilemma after committing a crime to help their grandfather, Shot, a provocative look at racial profiling of black youth, Manhunt, a dark glimpse at the consequences of bullying, A Moment Ago, a clever time-travel comedy, Brothers, a dramatic unraveling of family secrets and Nightmare of My Dreams, our first ever Youth FX animated short.  New documentaries explore juvenile justice through the lens of the local Marquis Dixon case (Marquis), a raw and honest look at bullying (Finding Strength), a critical look at how we communicate today (Evolution of Communication) and a story of local refugee youth from Libya (Sara).

One Youth FX documentary film that will be shown at the premiere, Make It Float, will be getting some huge exposure next month at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival (TFF).  A collaboration between Youth FX filmmaker Aden Suchak and Albany High School fashion designer Taofeek Abijako, the documentary was one of 5 films, out of 250 submissions nationwide, selected to screen at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of The America I Am, a new TFF youth program in partnership with The Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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2016 POW Fest: Power Of Women Film Festival
Mar
6
4:30 PM16:30

2016 POW Fest: Power Of Women Film Festival

It's Natural, directed by Wylia McLeod and Darian Henry, is screening at the 2016 POW Fest in Portland, OR on Sunday March 6th at 4:30pm at the Hollywood Theater.  For more information: http://powfest.com/2016-films-by-category/its-natural/

The goal of POWFest is to eliminate the gender disparity that exists for women directors and to create opportunities for all women working in the film industry. The festival has featured accomplished directors as-well-as dynamic young & up-and-coming directors, some from Portland’s burgeoning film industry. POWFest is dedicated to promoting and creating professional development and networking opportunities for women filmmakers of every discipline and skill-set/level. 

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Youth FX Presents!  Skidmore College
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Youth FX Presents! Skidmore College

Youth FX is a digital film and media arts program for young people ages 14-19 in Albany, NY with films which have screened at Sundance Film Festival, Woodstock FIlm Festival and beyond.  The MDocs Program at Skidmore College presents a program of award-winning short film from Youth FX followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers.

Join MDOCS for an evening screening of their work followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and program director Bhawin Suchak.

For more info: LINK

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2016 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

2016 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Life Is Grand will be screening at the 2016 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, one of the largest documentary film festivals in the country.  There are two chances to catch our film: Wednesday, Feb 24th @ 4:00 pm – Roxy Theater
Sunday, Feb 28th @ 12:45 pm – Crystal Theater

For more information about the festival go to: http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/

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