Youth LGBTIA+ Storytellers will be charged to utilize foundational production techniques to write, produce, direct and edit an original short film
To reduce the effects of inequities targeting young LGBTQIA+ content creators, Queer Storytelling with SOULE was created to address these barriers by providing a safe, engaging, and hands-on online learning environment to develop the skills necessary to craft dynamic stories.
Thanks to our generous partnerships, tuition for this program is FREE. But storytellers should consider the resources available at their disposal while bringing stories to life.
Storytellers must be between the ages of 13-19 years old.
Due to the virtual nature of the masterclass, all programming will take place virtually as long as you have internet access you are eligible to participate.
Official program dates:
Weekend 1 – June 12th & 13th 2021
Weekend 2 – June 18th & 19th 2021
1PM – 6PM EST
You must attend the entire duration of the program to participate.
To participate, storytellers will need a computer, laptop or mobile device with a stable internet connection; and Zoom. Storytellers will also need a mobile device with a camera.
Storytellers will be provided a Filmmaking with SOULE Kit to support their creative adventures.
• Story Development & Pitching
• Camera, Lighting & Sound
• Production Procedures
• Post-Production & Distribution
• Industry Best Practices
Storytellers will gain time management, problem-solving, and communication skills as they write, produce, direct and edit a short film
Visit www.soulefoundation.org to complete and submit out the interest form by 6/4/2021 at 9:00am to be considered.
Our team will review each interest form and make selections based on the content submitted by storyteller. Interviews will be scheduled in early June and storytellers will be notified of acceptance soon after.
Program slots are limited, so make sure to give us a sense of your personality in your interest form.
Once be accepted (and agreed) to participate, youth storytellers and a guardian will be required to attend an orientation.
Don’t be discouraged and keep creating! Stay connected with The SOULE Foundation as we offer programs specifically for LGBTQIA youth.
Please let us know what type of accommodation is needed and we can let you know within 72 hours.