Announcing our esteemed judges for our youth film contest I’m All For Free Speech, BUT…!
Jordan Allen, 2009 Film Contest Winner
Tom Shadyac, filmmaker/screenwriter (including Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, Evan Almighty)
Cecily von Ziegesar, author of young adult books Gossip Girl
Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director of Women Make Movies
and the New York Film Academy
If you could censor anything, what would it be? Students 19 and younger are encouraged to film their response in 4min or less for the chance to win up to $1000 and a scholarship to the New York Film Academy. See more details on our website or even apply online now! But hurry! The deadline is October 31st, 2010.
According to the Knight Foundation, “Nearly three-fourths of high school students either do not know how they feel about the First Amendment or admit they take it for granted and more than a third think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees.” The YFEP film contest offers young people an opportunity to think critically and creatively about these issues.
Winning films are made available on our website and are used in a larger effort to foster youth voices and to educate the public about young peoples’ rights.