BAVC at the Disposable Film Festival's Young People Make Film Panel

Posted on: Tuesday, March 27 2012

By Ingrid Hu Dahl, Director of BAVC's Next Gen Youth Programs

On Saturday, March 24th, 2012 I was pleased to participate in The Disposable Film Festival's "Young People Make Film" panel held at Typekit Headquarters above the US Bank in the Mission District. Panelists Matthew Williams of KQED, TILT intern and Generations project participant Ishmael Castillo, DFF Artist in Residence Siobhan Clancy, and a local high school senior discussed making better media for and with young people in front on a packed audience that included over 300 members who tuned-in via a live stream.

After a screening of a short by a young Irish filmmaker, panelists entered a conversation and audience Q&A about young people as filmmakers and media makers, the importance of mentors, and solutions to challenges that young people (and adults) face.

The Disposable Film Festival celebrates the creative potential of disposable video: short films made on everyday equipment like cell phones, pocket cameras, and other inexpensive video capture devices.

The "Young People Make Film" panel can be watched in its entirety here.