Queens World Filmmaker Mentors immerse students in film production experiences, taking them from pitch to production as they rotate through on-set positions and fully participate in the collaborative nature of film-making. Students explore their own character while contributing to something bigger than themselves: a finished short film. Completed films are featured at our popular Kid’s Corner during our annual film festival.
Our 2020 Filmmaker Mentors Don Cato, Patti Lowenhaupt, Mathew Kaplan, Richard Calvache and Serife Potuk, Ciara Kane, Patrick Artigues, Maggie Delgado, Alex Coma and Evan Angarro worked with students at PS 69, PS/MS 200, IS 300, the Buckley School, Queens Community House and Commonpoint Queens.
The Young Filmmaker’s Program has enjoyed the generous support of these Friends of the Festival:
Adam Bradley, Adam Wright, Alex Webb, Amelia Mathews, Antonio de la Cruz, Brian McTigue, Carole DeSantis, Catharine Gulick, Christina Raia, Dolly Ragoo, Donna Cooper, Eddy Falconer, Edward Shieh, Elizabeth Hemmerdinger, Erick Miranda, Genesis Salinas, Gildo Spadoni, Joe Perce, John Burgos, Leigh Montville, Lynn Lobell, Marcus Jones, Mark P. Lobene, Mark Goichman, Mike Gravino, Phil Nee, Phillip Russell, Richard Ostweiller, Robert Cavallito, Robert Galinsky, Sandra Schulberg, Sheila Lewandowski, Susan and Steve Knobel, Tina Nguyen, Tracey Anarella, Vickie Eastus, Virginia Peters, Wendy Radford and our good friends at ArteFix.