DC Young Filmmakers are designed to empower youth ages 16-18 by teaching the art of storytelling through the creative aspects of digital filmmaking and media production. The purpose of this six-week program is to target unserved youth in impoverished communities and enlighten their knowledge of media technologies. DC Young Filmmakers' action-based programming develops leadership skills, creativity, and critical thinking skills through the artistic process of filmmaking.
The DC Young Filmmakers are recipients of the Building Blocks DC Community Grants to help our efforts to reduce gun violence with our short film ‘Everlasting Arms’.
Taylor Robinson is an aspiring actor, writing, director, and entrepreneur. She attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts and will be attending Depaul University in the fall of 2021, studying acting. She has worked on numerous projects including “East of the River” and “Plunder Park.”
After witnessing the murder of his best friend Kamari, Jordan arranges a protest to emphasize the need to end gun violence.
Kayvon falls into a deep depression after he loses a TikTok battle to a newcomer.
To commemorate the last six weeks, there will be a celebration at Busboys & Poets Anacostia on August 6th from 1pm to 3pm with a film screening of the two completed astounding shorts films. The DC Young Filmmakers with their talented script writing abilities, acting skills, and ability to listen and execute directions. Five illustrious judges Charles Gibson, Chelley Roy, Ez Street, Angela Washington, and Mike Rae Anderson will share their expertise and critiques of Everlasting Arms & Unhearted. Both of these masterpieces will touch audiences not just in the busy city of DC but worldwide.
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