The following free teen programs are open to the public and provide networking and training opportunities in filmmaking and the performing arts.
Currents is a free monthly series of networking opportunities for film and media-minded teens hosted by Atlanta Film Society and re:imagine/ATL. Through Currents, teens can get involved with hands-on demonstrations and and meet the working professionals in the industry.
re:imagine/ATL Open Studio
Open Studio provides a laid back environment for for teens to hang out, connect, and create with other young creatives. Hosted at re:imagine/ATL headquarters in the Lang Carson Recreation Center in Reynoldstown, this pop-up event is free and open to teens. Register to attend. Also, follow re:imagine/ATL on on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get information about when the next Open Studio will be scheduled.
Mobile Movie Makers
Mobile Movie Makers (M3) Youth Film Competition provides a free platform that empowers teens to create their own content. To compete, teens simply shoot and edit a five minute film using their smart phones and submit to FilmFreeway. Follow M3 on instagram to engage and interact with the program.
Filmmaker Lab, sponsored by AT&T and Hello Sunshine, is for aspiring female filmmakers ages 13-18. Produced by Fresh Films, this summer program brings 20 teenage girls to Los Angeles to spend 8 days filming a TV show under the guidance of mentors and professional creators. Participants and their parents/guardians from outside of the state of California will be provided with travel and lodging to come to the program. Apply online for this amazing opportunity.
Alliance Theatre Teen Ensemble
Alliance Theatre Teen Ensemble is a free program for high school students from all over Metro-Atlanta who are interested in performance, writing, and theater production. The goal of the Teen Ensemble program is to give Atlanta area high school students an inside look into the work being done at the Alliance Theatre, and provide opportunities to create world class theater experiences with a teen perspective. It is not necessary to be an actor or performer to be a part of the Teen Ensemble, but all applicants must audition and interview to be considered. Audition slots are posted online.
No Comment is a teen-produced content network focused on highlighting the stories and issues that matter the most to youth. This program by re:imagine/ATL serves as an advanced accelerator program providing burgeoning young filmmakers with the tools to become professionals. Students are developed to become leaders in their field familiar with every part of the filmmaking process. Apply online for the Summer/Fall ’18 program.
Palefsky Collision Project
Palefsky Collision Project at the Alliance Theater assembles a diverse group of 20 teenagers from metro Atlanta to explore and dissect a classic text under the guidance of a professional playwright and director. Through improvisational exercises, oral history, choreography, and creative writing, the teenagers create a new piece inspired by the classic text but perceived through their own utterly unique and contemporary prism. The Palefsky Collision Project is a fantastic way to become a part of the South’s premiere regional theater company, meet and collaborate with professional theater artists, participate in an innovative creative process, and make great new friends from schools all over the metro area. There is no charge to participate, in fact the students are paid a stipend for their work on the project! Students must be high school juniors or seniors to participate.
High Museum Open Studio
High Museum Open Studio is a free art-making workshop on the first Friday of each month from 5–8 PM. Led by Atlanta artist Shannon Green and the High’s Teen Team, Open Studio introduces teens to different materials and methods in this hands-on art-making experience. FREE Museum admission for teens with a valid I.D.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a computer science program that can apply to several areas of filmmaking including visual effects, animation and game design – just to name a few. The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th & 11th grade girls get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US!