During the Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshops, which started in 2009, the students brainstorm ideas and then pitch them to the workshop leaders – Scott Belyea, Scooter Corkle, and Michael Bourree – who then pick the most feasible idea and help the students shape it into a script and shoot it. Scott edits the footage and then the films have their world premiere leading off the Best of the Fest film package. It is a quick and intense introduction to the world of filmmaking.
Causality Report (Alpha group)
A high school student must fix his mistakes before they fix him.
There’s An App For That (Bravo group)
A group of teens are magically transported to the past using an iPhone.
The Afterlove (Charlie group)
A hopeless romantic must get a life to find a way back to his love.
The Wallflowers (Alpha group)
Young love blossoms at a high school dance.
Ninja Revenge (Bravo group)
A young man must learn the ways of the ninja to avenge a fallen loved one.
The Big One (Charlie group)
A hunting trip turns sideways when the hunters become the hunted.