Sitting with one of our teens, Michelle, as she edits.
Sitting with one of our teens, Michelle, as she edits.

The Girls Call The Shots Movie in a Month project empowers teen girls to be leaders in film by immersing them in the production process of a short film from script to screen in four weeks.

Our goal is to launch our 4-week Teen Girls filmmaking camp in the summer of 2017.

Like any good startup, we wanted to know if our project was even something teens needed. Summer 2016, we launched a teen film and media lab in collaboration with the Broward Library system and the Women of Color Empowerment Institute.  We thank Sistrunk Soup community for providing us our first round of seed funding.

The teens came. They took buses. They dragged their parents and guardians. From a guardian’s Facebook post: “I heard for the next 45 minutes on the trip home about how ‘the camera never lies’, and ‘framing’ and how awesome it was.” Along the way, Professional Sound Services taught us about capturing sound, and a wonderful new mentor dropped in.

Thanks to our partners and sponsors:

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