Prize pool expands for teen filmmakers

first_imgHomeLifeEntertainmentArtsPrize pool expands for teen filmmakers Nov. 03, 2018 at 5:01 amArtsEntertainmentFeaturedNewsPrize pool expands for teen filmmakersMadeleine Pauker3 years agoentertainmentfilmsSanta MonicaSanta Monica Teen Film Festival The stakes for filmmakers entering the Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival just got a lot higher.The college-bound teenager who wins Best Overall Film at the June 2019 festival will receive a $40,000 tuition scholarship to the BFA Film & Digital Content program at the Studio School, a four-year entertainment college in Downtown Los Angeles and an accredited branch of Philadelphia-based Hussian College. The school operates on the L.A. Center Studios production lot and offers students mentorship from industry professionals.“We are a school that was very uniquely started inside of the entertainment industry,” said Studio Enterprise founder Glenn Kalison. “From the beginning, we tapped into youth teen festivals around the country as a recruiting tool to find filmmakers who wanted an industry-immersed, practical experience rather than going the traditional film school route.”The festival previously partnered with Relativity Media to produce the festival and offer a $3,500 scholarship for a workshop at the Relativity School, which renamed itself the Studio School. The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs is now partnering with the school’s new parent company, Studio Enterprise. Kalison said Studio Enterprise is aiming to help the event grow and become a world-class teen festival. “The Santa Monica Teen Film Festival has grown every year since its inception with an increase in submissions. As technology has changed and teenagers have grown more sophisticated, we have also seen a huge change in quality of films since our launch,” said Shannon Daut, City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Manager. “We are happy to be teaming with Studio Enterprise to further expand the brand and increase visibility of the festival and the teen filmmakers who are part of it.”Entering its 14th year, the festival takes submissions from teens age 12-18 around the world for films between 60 seconds and 15 minutes in length. Past entries have been submitted from Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, France, Germany, Peru, and New Zealand, among others. A selection committee that includes teens will choose films based on their originality, entertainment value, technical quality, and resourcefulness. Storytelling and technical abilities will both be important in the selection process, Kalison said.The tuition scholarship will go to the rising high school senior or recent graduate who wins Best Overall Film. If the winner is entering their junior year or below, they will receive a $3,000 scholarship to a summer filmmaking program at the Studio Institute Camps.“The $40,000 scholarship would apply over four years to a bachelor’s program, and it would work in tandem with a lot of other scholarship programs we have (at Studio School),” Kalison said. “We’re committed to making this education affordable to young talent.”Local teens also have a chance to win the Santa Monica Next Gen Award, which is exclusive to young filmmakers who live, work, or go to school in Santa Monica. Other entrants can win awards for live action, documentary, animated, or experimental filmmaking. The festival also offers awards for public service announcements, music or dance, sustainability, and the Joseph Campbell Story Award, which honors the film with the best story. Last year, the top award was given to Jonas Leonard Steinacker of Germany for his film “Heaven & Earth.” Other winners included Caleb Wild of Florida for his live action film “Cycle” and Kinly McCaffrey of Los Angeles for her documentary “Running for Her Life.”Submissions will be accepted online at until Mar. 11, 2019 and filmmakers will be notified of acceptance on May 3, 2019. The festival will also receive entries through the Youth Cinema Network, a global network of youth film festivals. Entries will be screened in and around Santa Monica on June 22 and 23, 2019. Tags :entertainmentfilmsSanta MonicaSanta Monica Teen Film Festivalshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKershaw stays with Dodgers for $93M, 3-year dealUber driver charged with five felonies for Halloween kidnappingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews15 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agolast_img read more


Dutch Claim Gold  FEI World Para Driving Champs

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More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Horse Sport Enews The Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerdt Estate in Beesd (NED) hosted a very successful 10th FEI World Para Equestrian Driving Championships, from August 3-6. The Dutch home team claimed the gold medal in the Nations competition, with Germany in sliver and Great Britain in bronze. Germany’s Heiner Lehrter won his third individual gold medal in Grade 1 and Francisca den Elzen (NED) won individual gold in Grade 2, on her World Championship debut.For three days, 21 competitors from eight nations took part in the Championships in Beesd, venue of the 2008 FEI World Four-in-Hand Driving Championships and host of one of the largest yearly national driving competitions. Competitors from Germany, Great Britain, USA, Italy, Latvia, Belgium and the Netherlands all made the trip to the beautiful estate.Parallel to the FEI World Para Driving Championships, Beesd also hosted the National Pony Driving Championships. A total number of around 200 competitors competed at the wonderful venue in the Betuwe area.Grade 1After all horses and ponies passed the horse inspection early on Thursday morning, the para drivers prepared for their dressage test the same afternoon. Defending World Champion Jacques Poppen (NED) produced a very nice dressage test with his 11-year-old Arabo Friesian horse P.P., with whom he also won the title in 2014.As everybody expected, Poppen won the dressage, ahead of his biggest opponent Heiner Lehrter (GER), who drove his pony Dashwood, loaned to him by his wife Sabine because his other pony was not able to compete. Great Britain’s Deborah Daniel drove her 11-year-old Valeside Galaxy (Sparky) into third position and the battle for the medals had begun.In the marathon it was Lehrter who drove his small pony fast and fluently through the six obstacles, flagged by level 4 Course Designer Barry Hunter (GBR). Poppen finished second with Daniel staying at close distance in third place.After dressage and cones, Poppen was still in the overall lead but with a less than one ball advantage to Lehrter and the 55-year old most experienced driver of all, and the only German driver to have competed in every World Para Driving Championships, drove his pony relaxed and concentrated through the cones, with only one ball down and finishing within the time allowed.“I decided that I had nothing to lose so my motto was all or nothing,” said a very happy Lehrter.Poppen entered the arena to defend his small advantage but drove more carefully than usual. Although he did not have any knockdowns, the time was already going to be short for him, then he turned in error towards a wrong gate. Luckily he corrected his error in time and made a circle, however this cost him five penalty points and time, losing his gold medal and dropping to silver. The golden Dutch team medal was not affected however.Deborah Daniel won her first individual medal (bronze) and contributed to the British bronze team medal.Heiner Lehrter was extremely pleased with his gold medal: “I was not sure for a long time that I was going to be able to start. My own top pony is injured and the pony I competed with at the German Championships does not have the power for this level. Luckily, my wife gave me her pony Dashwood and it went perfect. In the dressage he was prepared at exactly the right moment. He was able to show what he could do. He is a real fighter in the marathon and we had the fastest times in five obstacles. Only in the fifth obstacle we lost seconds when we had to change route.”Grade 2Defending World Champion Alexandra Röder (GER) started well and won the dressage and the marathon ahead of her closest opponent Francisca den Elzen (NED). Röder drove the very experienced 21-year-old Rheinlander gelding Donnerstolz, kindly lent to her by Dutch international single driver Frans Hellegers and Den Elzen competed with her 8-year-old Welsh pony Bart Blom with which she had been very successful at the Dutch driving events. Beesd was her first international start and first World Championship.The difference between the 29-year old Röder and Den Elzen was less than one ball before the cones and Den Elzen drove her pony fast and supple, with one knockdown. When Röder entered the arena it seemed her nerves got the better of her and she had several knockdowns, dropping to silver. The result also moved the German team down to silver and allowed the Dutch to win the gold.The bronze medal went to Dutch individual driver Aad van Marwijk, who climbed in the rankings after German driver Ernst Botte left the arena with too many penalty points.Francisca den Elzen was very happy after her cones round: “The cones course was very difficult, but I did it! After my disappointing dressage score I did what I had to do. It has been a fantastic experience to compete here in Beesd, it was my first World Championship experience and I really enjoyed it.”Dutch chef d’equipe and trainer Harry de Ruyter was very pleased with the performances of the para drivers: “It was a joy to work with this team, they were all very focused and they train very hard. Francisca has also fought very hard after her disappointing dressage score. In the cones she showed her mental power, I am very proud of her.”Individual results Grade 1:1. Heiner Lehrter (GER) 130,412. Jacques Poppen (NED) 135,633. Deborah Daniel (GBR) 149,59Individual results Grade 2:1. Francisca den Elzen (NED) 134,712. Alexandra Röder (GER) 152,973. Aad van Marwijk (NED) 164,06Nations competition:1. The Netherlands 270,342. Germany 276,043. Great Britain 304,24 Tags: FEI World Para Equestrian Driving Championships, last_img read more


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