Girls in STEM - Film Festival
In partnership with Breckenridge Film Festival, participating girls will learn about careers within the film industry as they produce their own short films. All 3rd-5th grade girls will create their own stop motion animation film and all 6-8th grade will create their own motion picture film. No matter the film track, each girl will have support from our 9-12th grade high school mentors and a variety of females currently working in the film industry. In past years this has included cinematographers, directors, film editors, producers and more.
At the close of the program, girls will present their short films during a scheduled event included within the Breckenridge Film Festival schedule. All parents will receive free entry to the final presentation.
All parents of registered participants receive a code for discounts on Breckenridge Film Festival Passes. $150 for Peak 10 (all films, all parties + VIP Lounge) $105 for Peak 9 (all films, no VIP parties or VIP Lounge) $30 for Day Passes
When: 9/20-9/22, 2019
Who: Girls, Grades 3rd to 12th
Where: Keystone Science School
(includes lodging, meals, programming, and use of supplies and technology)
Scholarships Available for $50 and are awarded to those who express economic need and a passion for the program.
Please note that this program schedule may change based on the availability of our STEM Mentors.
Friday, September 20th
|6pm||Arrival & Program
|6:45pm||Film 101: Careers & Roles within Film|
|8pm||Group Work: Design Thinking Process, Guiding Question, Storyboard creation|
|9pm||Move into dorms and lights out|
Saturday, September 21st
|9am||Depart for CMC and Intro to your teaching space|
|9:30am||Film 202: Film Technique (editing, sound, cinematography)|
|11:30am||Lunch & Career Presentation|
|6pm||Dinner with a Film Professional|
|7:30pm||Short Film Workshop|
Sunday, September 22nd
|9am||Depart for CMC|
|11:30am||Lunch & Career Presentation|
|12:30pm||Student Film Festival @ Breckenridge Theatre (121 S Ridge St)|
Production Coordinator, The Walt Disney Company
Elise Scanlan is a Summit County native and former Day Camp Coordinator at Keystone Science School. Following graduation at Loyola Marymount University, she went to work with The Walt Disney Company. There she put her creativity to work within storyboarding, production, and editing. Elise is also a published author and brunch enthusiast.
CFO, Producer, Actress
Nancy began her career in Los Angeles as an actor, an executive assistant for an independent production company, and on television shows such as Ray Donovan and Westworld. She is an active member of Women In Film.
Connie "Paprika" Leaverton is a multiple award-winning producer, director, and owner of Walkabout Productions with 30+ years of experience. Her production experience includes working with Steven Spielberg, Disney Studios, Tri-Star Television, and Universal Studios.
Nikki Tomlinson is an actress, stuntwoman and business owner. She hails from Colorado, where she majored in musical theater at the University of Northern Colorado. Nikki's recent stunt work includes Watchmen, Stranger Things, and The Walking Dead.
High School Mentors
The Girls in STEM High School Mentors program is open to any students currently in 9-12th grade and is designed to encourage continued engagement within STEM. Our High School Mentors serve as role models for our younger Girls in STEM participants while also participating in a specialized curriculum aimed at developing leadership skills, increase self-awareness and confidence, and learning about STEM career paths. Our High School Mentors can participate in our Girls in STEM weekend programs for $50 and our day programs for $5.
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