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Emerging Programmer Apprenticeship

2014 Emerging Programmer Apprentices


Mariah Hall

School: Andover Central High School (Junior)
Three Films that Have Inspired Me: THE BIG LEBOWSKI, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, DONNIE DARKO


Meg Jack
School: Wichita East High School (Junior)
Three Films that Have Inspired Me: WRISTCUTTERS: A LOVE STORY, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, DONNIE DARKO


Jackson Laurie

School: Wichita East High School (Sophomore)
Three Films that Have Inspired Me: FIGHT CLUB, PULP FICTION, NAPOELEON DYNAMITE


Satchel Owens

School: Wichita East High School (Sophomore)
Three Films that Have Inspired Me: THE KING'S SPEECH, METROPOLIS (2001), SPIRITED AWAY


Blaise Webster
School: The Independent School (Sophomore)
Three Films that Have Inspired Me: ROCKY, AMERICAN MOVIE, KING KONG (1933)
 

The Program

"EPA was one of my favorite experiences with Tallgrass! It was incredible to see all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes and all the care put into each film shown at the fest. I also loved seeing all the creativity the high schoolers put forth in their videos. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!" - Mariah Hall

Do you love movies? Are you a young filmmaker? Do you enjoy discussing and sharing your opinions on film? Apply for the Tallgrass Film Festival Emerging Programmer Apprenticeship program.

TFA's Emerging Programmer Apprenticeship provides an opportunity for area students (ages 13-18/grades 8-12) to learn about how festival films are critiqued and programmed. Students have the chance to see movies from around the world and understand how their peers, in different countries, are using technology to create independent films. 

The student programmers will play an integral role in selecting the Joel Fein Emerging Filmmaker Program (films made by those 18 and younger), as well as Smallgrass, the festival's family-friendly programming and in-school festival screenings. In addition, they will serve on the jury that awards the Best Emerging Filmmaker Short Film Award.

The program will consist of 3-5 group screenings over the summer, with deliberations in the fall. Each student will receive a special Emerging Programmer Apprentice Pass for the duration of the festival, plus one TALLPass for a parent or guardian. In some circumstances, the program may be considered for volunteer hours (based on the school's requirements.)

“We’re excited to be able to offer this educational opportunity to the next generation of filmmakers in the Wichita region,” said Co-Programming Director Gretchen Mitchell. “Our Programming team is looking forward to working with them, mentoring them and hearing their feedback. The opinions of our future tastemakers are invaluable to TFA.”

Click here to download the application for the 2014 Emerging Programmer Apprenticeship. Applications should be returned to info@tallgrassfilmfest.com by June 5, 2014

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