Film Festival 2011

In a lively community event that’s all about imagination, stories, and film, local teens get a chance at the spotlight. The second annual St. Helena Family Film comes to the Valley May 27-30, and the Napa Valley Youth Advocacy Center is once again closely involved.

Started last year by Cathy Buck of St. Helena’s Cameo Cinema, the SHFFF is an event for families and kids of all ages and is all about community, stories, and supporting youth. This year, four days of events hosted at the Cameo and the St. Helena Oddfellows lodge will include movies, cartoons, workshops, special guests from the film industry, and the gala events for the screening of the make-your-own-movie and make-your-own-music-video projects. Like last year, proceeds from the event will again benefit NVYAC as well as other similar organizations.

NVYAC is working with the Cameo, serving on the planning committee, setting up connections with local schools, encouraging youth participation, and providing support during the weekend events – including teen volunteers.

Teens: Debut a Film, Join a Community

– Make a Short Film
Anyone ages 7 to 21 can make a 30-second to 7-minute video. Check out the details and applications at the St. Helena Family Film Festival website St. Helena Family Film Festival website.

– Make a Music Video
For ages 13-18, make a 30-second to 5-minute music video and debut it at the Music Video and Dance Party. Learn more at the St. Helena Family Film Festival website St. Helena Family Film Festival website.

– Volunteer at Events
Volunteers are needed at events May 27-30. Contact Tom Amato at tom@nvyac.org or 888-7557 for more info or to volunteer.