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COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU!

Fresh Films is teaming up with Best Buy Teen Tech Centers in Chicago, Jersey City, and Minneapolis/St. Paul to host The Fresh Films Career Path Program! This program serves students ages 16-19 through weekly filmmaking instruction this spring, leading to an apprenticeship on a film set this summer! On set, students will learn all of the tech and production skills needed to join professional film productions. After filming wraps up, students will start 4-8 week paid part-time internships with other film and media organizations!  No prior filmmaking experience required and the program is free to participants.

When: May-November 2019

Where: Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Jersey City

Chicago

Where: Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Little Black Pearl,
1060 E 47th St, Chicago, IL 60653
Timeline:
May-June: Wednesdays | 4:30-6:30pm  
June/July: 8-day filming apprenticeship
July/August: 4-8 week part-time internship
August/November: Career development
Check out the flyer!

Jersey City

Where: To Be Announced!
Timeline:
May-June: TBA  
June/July: 8-day filming apprenticeship
July/August: 4-8 week part-time internship
August/November: Career development


Minneapolis - St. Paul

Where: Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Keystone Community Services, 2000 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
Timeline:
May-June: Wednesdays | 4:00-7:00pm  
June/July: 8-day filming apprenticeship
July/August: 4-8 week part-time internship
August/November: Career development
Check out the flyer!

Other Ways to Get Involved!

Not a student but still want to participate in the program? Check out the other ways you can get involved in the Career Path Program below!

HOST A FRESH FILMS INTERN!

Our youth filmmakers have the interest and passion to benefit your company. They will contribute to the diversity in the pipeline of industry talent with their fresh perspective and positive attitudes! United Way, Quriosity Productions, and even freelance filmmakers have hosted interns-and you can too! Email us at marketing@freshfilms.org to learn more.

VOLUNTEER & VISIT SET!

Film industry pros and alums, do you have an expertise you want to share? Come spend an hour or a day (or more!) on set sharing your special expertise in film or media! You can help to inspire and inform the filmmakers of the future! Send us an email at marketing@freshfilms.org to set up a time to volunteer this summer!

FUND AN INTERNSHIP!

Even if you can't host a youth intern - you CAN still help by making a donation to fund their paid internship. Most of our youth are not able to work without pay, so your donation helps make this opportunity possible! From $50 to a $500-$1,000 company donation - all are great amounts! Donate here today!

Have more questions? Check out the FAQ!