WHAT: A festival showcasing powerful girls, boys and gender non-conformists creating inclusive content.
Monthly Skill-Building Workshops: Beginning in September
Festival: June, 2018
Submissions open April, 2018
WHERE: Ground Floor Theatre, Austin, TX
At the GIFT Fest, we believe that young artists challenged to create inclusively will devise much-needed practices and content for an age range widely ignored among our developers and audiences. The short films and theatrical pieces (10 minutes or less) are created by youth ages 8-21 and must meet the following standards:
– Creative and production teams are at least 50% female (or gender non-conforming);
– At least 50% of the characters in these pieces are female (or gender non-conforming);
– And their motivation is centered outside the realm of romance.
MONTHLY SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS
Date: Beginning in September | Location: Ground Floor Theatre, ATX
SPACE IS LIMITED.
While many of our youth are familiar with creating films or plays, true artistry comes with practice and mentorship. Beginning in September, 2017, we will host monthly workshops connecting local professionals with young artists. The live-streamed workshops will be related to the artistic process and business skills required to create and produce theatre and film.
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON
We’ll be setting the date for our first workshop soon!