Film Camp for At-Risk Youth, Belize
This four-week camp (split into 2 two-week sesisons) gives you the chance to use your film production skills to empower at-risk youth in the city of San Ignacio, Belize, locally known as Cayo. You will share your knowledge to guide the film camp students in producing films that will be shared through online media throughout Belize. Cayo and the surrounding areas are made up of Creole, Maya, and Mestizo peoples, making it a culturally fascinating place to visit. Cayo itself is a beautiful market town set among breathtaking tropical hills.
This project aims to provide a free camp for the local youth in the area, which necessitates volunteers with experience in various aspects of filmmaking and the film industry. The camp is excited to include international volunteers from PAA, as they hope this will give students a window into the international film industry, which will ultimately give a boost to Belize’s fledgling film industry.
The program is split into 2 two-week sessions. The first session focuses on the art of storytelling and different approaches to film-making with the goal of producing a script on a topic important to the film camp participants. The second session focuses on production and operating camera equipment, and culminates in the creation of short films. As an international film volunteer, you may join either or both sessions, but PAA recommends staying for the entire 4 weeks so you can see the project develop from the beginning all the way through to a final project.
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