- 4 Don'ts for Teen Filmmakers Making Their First Documentary
Based on the experience of making his short doc Little Steps, Project VoiceScape alumnus and Tribeca Film Fellow Matthew Seife offers four warnings for young filmmakers.
- First Film Tips: Morgan Wilcock
Morgan Wilcock, whose short documentary This Gay And Age was part of the 2012 PBS Online Film Festival, offers suggestions for other teen filmmakers.
- A Teen Filmmaker's Diary from the Tribeca Film Festival
Teen filmmaker Matthew Seife shares his experience of having a film screen at the Tribeca Film Festival and participating in the Tribeca Film Fellows program, where he pitched a film with hopes of getting it funded.
- PBS Online Film Festival: Watch 'This Gay and Age'
Your votes will determine the People's Choice Winner in PBS's first-ever Online Film Festival! Watch an award-winning documentary short by teen filmmaker Morgan Wilcock, who examines the stereotypes that bombard today's LGBT youth.
- Watch 'The Fifth Star' in Honor of Women's History Month
A young filmmaker tells the story of the fight for women's suffrage in Washington State, framed by the stories of women in politics today.
- Project Voicescape Winner to be Featured in PBS Online Film Festival
PBS announced today that the Project Voicescape winner for Best Documentary This Gay and Age will be featured in its selections for its first Online Film Festival.
- Project VoiceScape: PBS NewsHour Extra Interviews Filmmakers Angel Gatus and Emileigh Potter
PBS NewsHour Extra catches up with two of Project VoiceScape's award-winning teens.
- Check out 'This Gay and Age' in Observance of Spirit Day!
Observed annually on October 20th, Spirit Day encourages people to show their support for LGBT youth, simply by wearing purple. Check out the 2011 Project Voicescape Best Documentary Award winner This Gay and Age to hear LGBT youth speak about the issues they are faced with.
- Project Voicescape: Meet the Local Organizations Behind 10 Youth-Made Documentaries
Find out more about the local organizations that hosted many of the young Project VoiceScape filmmakers, provided technology and mentorship for media production, and even convinced them to submit their films!
- Project VoiceScape: Watch Alejandra Gama's TEDxRedmond Talk
Congratulations to Project VoiceScape filmmaker Alejandra Gama, who spoke last week at TEDxRedmond about her passion for storytelling and the importance of youth speaking out on issues important to them.
- Project VoiceScape: Watch the Full Films and Vote for Your Favorite!
Young filmmakers who won production grants earlier this year are now competing for the 2011 Project VoiceScape Audience Award. Watch the films and vote for your favorite before 9/30!
- Project VoiceScape: Meet Filmmakers Damari Lawrence, Jyoti Gurung and Lal Thapa
Three young documentarians from Oakland, California, investigated sex trafficking on notorious strip of International Boulevard in a Project VoiceScape grant-winning film, The Track. The filmmakers are now completing production with the guidance of media professionals including Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, director of the award-winning New Muslim Cool.
- Project VoiceScape: Filmmaker Alejandra Gama to Speak at TEDxRedmond
This Saturday (Sept. 10, 2011), you can watch a live TEDx talk from Project VoiceScape grant-winning teen Alejandra Gama about her documentary Right To Be An American.
- Project VoiceScape: Meet Filmmakers Mohamed Gardner and Imani Peterkin
Imani Peterkin and Mohamed Gardner (of Albany, NY) are Project VoiceScape's youngest filmmaking grant winners. Their documentary Seeds of Hope, which tells the story of a woman who built an inner-city garden in response to gun violence, is being completed at Youth FX with the guidance of award-winning filmmaker Musa Syeed (Bronx Princess).
- Project VoiceScape: Meet Filmmaker Jesus Manuel Villalba
Teen Jesus Manuel Villalba, of Bronx, N.Y., is documenting how community gardens in New York City are helping immigrants maintain their culture in his film, Gardens of Justice. The Project VoiceScape grant-winning film is being completed with the guidance of mentor documentarian Linda Goode Bryant (Flag Wars).
- Project VoiceScape: Meet Filmmaker Sergio Ricardo Ortiz
Do teens think video games create violence in the real world? Sergio Ricardo Ortiz, a high-school filmmaker from Viera, Florida, examines the question in his Project VoiceScape grant-winning film, Pnwing @ Life, under the mentorship of award-winning filmmaker Juan Carlos Zaldívar (90 Miles).
- Project VoiceScape: Meet Filmmaker Angel Gatus
A little brother with cancer inspired Angel Gatus of San Diego, Calif., to become a filmmaker. Angel, one in a talented group of teens awarded a Project VoiceScape grant earlier this year, is now completing her film Musical Warrior under the mentorship of Sharese Bullock (the Emmy-nominated Off and Running).
- Project VoiceScape: Meet Filmmaker Julia Levy
Teen filmmaker Julia Levy, of Seattle, Wash., was awarded a Project VoiceScape grant this year. Her documentary The Fifth Star, about women's suffrage in Washington, is being completed under the mentorship of Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipschutz (Live Free or Die, The Education of Shelby Knox).