2018-04-05 / Community News

Story development workshops for youth offered at Engine

Engine, an arts nonprofit in downtown Biddeford, in collaboration with Project AWARE, a student-led filmmaking program based in Saco, is seeking teens interested in storytelling and filmmaking to help develop a story for the Summer Film Institute. Three free sessions are scheduled for April 15, 22, and 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. At the first session, attendees will meet award-winning director Michael Nickles, and have free pizza.

Project AWARE programs support teens telling real life stories in a powerful way. Young people create high quality movies that address social issues and make a difference. “Hooked” was created by young people at the Project AWARE Summer Film Institute in 2016. Youth created a fictional story based on their experience with opiate use. The dialogue that follows results in increased awareness about issues and healthier young people. The program also increases marketable skills for youth as they prepare themselves for the job market.

Register at http://www.feedtheengine.org/storydevelopmentorkshop.

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