All Kinds of News for February 03, 2016
Every year The Sundance Film Festival brings some of the brightest and most thought provoking contributions to the film industry, and Eva Carlston Academy (UT) is proud to be an annual participant in this event. This year our students were able to view several films and participate in Q&A periods with filmmakers. This unique art medium invites curiosity in the students and gives them a great opportunity to learn. However, this year our activities at Sundance are the precursor to an exciting venture coming up this spring as we team up with Spy Hop, a local and innovative program for young people. Spy Hop's mission is to expose youth to the digital and media arts, and they are the recent recipient of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Art Program Award.
Beginning early spring 2016, Eva Carlston students will participate in a youth mentoring program where they will create 6 short films. The students will be in charge of every aspect of filmmaking including producing original scripts, original music, acting, and animation. This multimedia project will focus on themes of voice, identity, communicaty engagement, and civics. This is an ideal platform for our already creative students to learn, show off their talents, and be part of a meaningful mission. Eva Carlston Parents and Staff alike are eager to view the outcomes of this project during our summer Family Workshop Weekend.