Register now for this weekend’s Young Filmmaker Workshop
NHFF Young Filmmaker Workshop is an “Unforgettable Experience”
This weekend, the New Hampshire Film Festival (NHFF) will host the Young Filmmakers Workshop (YFW), led by communications media specialist and local filmmaker John Herman. This signature, weekend-long event is part film school, part film race, matching aspiring filmmakers with each other under the guidance of industry professionals. The workshop, like NHFF, is in its 13th year, and runs Oct 18–20. YFW teams produce original works that are screened with fanfare during the NHFF’s closing ceremony
“This program helped me picture what it would be like to work in the film industry. It also helped me meet some established filmmakers. But overall, it really helped secure the fact that I wanted to pursue a career in film making,” said Mikhail Lav, former YFW participant, who is currently studying film in college.
The workshop is open to aspiring filmmakers ages 14 to 18. It begins Friday evening at the opening ceremony (until 8:30pm), and runs through Saturday 9:00am to 8:30pm, and Sunday 9:00am to 7:30pm. Countless program alumni have gone on to study film in college and beyond.
YFW leader John Herman is a local artist, writer and teacher. He is the writer/director of 2012 NH 48-Hour Film Project Best Film, Best Director, Audience Choice award-winning film, Coming of Age. Herman is involved in countless stage, film and musical projects, and is passionate about art, storytelling and creative collaboration.
“The Young Filmmakers Workshop has been one of the greatest experiences I’ve had,” said teen Andrew Bennington. “I’ve done the program two years in a row and plan on doing this upcoming third. It is an unforgettable experience and a great way to meet new people. I encourage anyone that might be able, to give it a shot. You never know what you might learn about film — and even about yourself.”
The program costs $150 and registration is now open.