North American All Youth Film & Education Day

20th Annual North American All Youth Film & Education Day

20th Annual North American All Youth Film & Education Day

Friday, October 7, 2016 – 8:30am – 5:00pm

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

For 20 years the Tower of Youth has invited teen youth from across the US and Canada to share their best movie works that are curated by our regional jury of their peers who spend more than 3 weeks poring over and selecting the 40 or so entry jewels that are then hosted and screened by our Sacramento Sierra regional audience. Youth movie making is inspired, self revelatory, authentic and profound in the span of serious and important content beyond the commercial fare produced with millions and millions of dollars for profit and to embed a paradigm about American life and values. Not so with great teen productions that are aimed at truth telling, examination of social extremes and controversy, and capturing the reel humor in their worlds eye view.

This pinnacle 20th year, we will have archived over 1500 works of youth movie art that represents the pioneering creations of the first 2 decades of the 21st Century by teens who were the first to take media arts in high school, to speak their piece and forge career pathways into an unblueprinted future. This treasure is passionate and beautiful in the extreme. TOY’s intention has always been to dramatically support youth and their families to influence our schools to make digital media arts literacy and technology the essential skill in every classroom. TOY advocates loading universal child and youth cell phones with an individual education plan to guide every student to gather and bring all class content to around the clock educators at schools without traditional walls, who must be trained to teach project based, civic engagement, creative and wisdom instilling learning as the new paradigm of public and private education.

Capital Public Radio’s Beth Huyak discusses the 20th Annual North American All Youth Film & Education Day with Tower of Youth alumnus Sid Akbar, now the Multimedia teacher at Sacramento’s Grant Union High School, teen filmmaker Lindsey Hunter, a sophomore at Folsom High School, and Tower of Youth founder Dr. William Bronston. Click the media player Play button to listen.

Reels Rock and Rule!

Previous Years Archive

Click below to view program information and selected entries for Tower of Youth’s past years’ film festivals.

9th Annual All Youth Film & Education Day
October 1, 2005

8th Annual All Youth Film & Education Day
October 1, 2004

7th Annual All Youth Film & Education Day
October 3, 2003

6th Annual All Youth Film & Education Day
October 4, 2002

5th Annual All Youth Film & Education Day
October 5, 2001

4th Annual All Youth Film & Education Day
October 27, 2000

3rd Annual All Youth Film & Education Day
October 22, 1999

2nd Annual All Youth Film & Education Day
October 2, 1998

1st Annual All Youth Film & Education Day
September 26, 1997

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