STUDENT APPLICATION 2017
Session Dates: June 2 – July 19, 2017)
Application Deadline: April 15
Consideration will be made for application extensions if we are contacted by April 15th.
Please note that in addition to the online application below, you will need to supply:
√ Name and email address for a teacher/mentor who has agreed to provide a letter of recommendation
√ A signed Parent/Guardian Commitment form (Click here to download).
Youth Documentary Academy (“YDA”): YDA is an intensive, seven-week summer documentary filmmaking fellowship serving teenagers in Southern Colorado from ages 14-18. From initial concept to final edit, you will learn the process of documentary filmmaking, including hands-on training with digital cameras, sound recording, lighting and interviewing, and digital editing. Working in teams, you will produce your own short documentary on topics relevant to your life and/or the lives of your family and friends. A premiere screening of your work will be organized in the Fall.
In the YDA program, you will be asked to write about and share personal stories about your own life experiences and those of your family. YDA is a fun – but demanding – experience. You will get to meet professional filmmakers, screen award-winning documentary films, and work with other aspiring young filmmakers in the area. Teamwork and dedication will be essential to participation in the program.
If accepted into the program, your fellowship includes full tuition and access to state of the art digital filmmaking equipment (which will be available to you for teaching tutorials and to check out for your own film projects). The value of this fellowship exceeds $3,500.
To help us know more about you, please fill out the following questions:
These are OUR stories. I’m amazed at what we had access to in a seven-week program. YDA has helped me in so many ways.
WILLIAM J. SOBOLIK, 18