Project Youth Doc Première

Join us the the première of 7 thought-provoking films completed during the Hollywood Theatre’s Project Youth Doc program this summer.  Student films span topics as diverse as marijuana use in teens, flashmobs, and what it means to be young and in love. Tickets are only $5; all proceeds will support Project Youth Doc 2012.

PROJECT YOUTH DOC (PYD) is a summer video documentary program for youth ages 13-16 taught at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR.  Students accepted into the program complete an intense course in documentary video taught by professional filmmakers, using pro production equipment, industry standard lighting, sound gear, HD cameras and Final Cut Pro equipped Macs.

PYD students create documentaries focusing on the most powerful force in our society today, their own voices, turning the camera inward to explore issues important to their lives and the lives of other project members. Working in small teams, students go through the process of producing, filming and editing a short documentary from start to finish. All students will receive a copy of their completed work on DVD.

PYD Alum Anoush Shirzadegan now attends Film School at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and had this to say:

Participating in Project Youth Doc was a great introduction into using professional level equipment. I was also introduced to local independent filmmakers, and got to meet other young people in the area interested in making movies. I am…preparing to make a career out of filmmaking. PYD was a great introduction into what this lifestyle could be like, and I use things I learned there even now. PYD really made me start thinking about film more at a professional level as opposed to just something I would do for fun.

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2011 PYD Supporters: Comcast, The Herbert A. Templeton Foundation, LAIKA, PGE, The Juan Young Trust, The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission



Saturday, September 10