SHERIDAN – WYO PLAY, a program of the WYO Center for the Performing Arts and Education, is accepting applications from students wishing to participate in the Future Filmmaker Program in February and March.
WYO PLAY, in partnership with Sheridan County Travel and Tourism and the WYO Film Festival, offers a new Future Filmmakers Program for high school and college students ages 16 and up.
For those interested in learning more about the filmmaking education program, WYO PLAY will host an information session on February 3rd at the WYO Center for the Performing Arts and Education at 4pm.
In its third year, the Future Filmmaker Program condenses its comprehensive curriculum into a 5-week filmmaking challenge that begins on February 27th. During the first three weeks, students in the program will gain an overview of filmmaking through a series of workshops focusing on the three phases of filmmaking: story writing, film shooting and editing.
Students will then work in small groups to write, shoot and edit their own short films during the last two weeks of March, which coincide with various spring breaks for area schools.
Through a combination of coursework and project-based learning, students will benefit from hands-on experience in multiple areas of filmmaking.
In addition, they will develop skills in teamwork, creative problem solving and critical thinking. The end result of the program is that these short films will premiere at the WYO Film Festival in fall 2023.
Prospective students must complete an application form and submit it to the WYO Center for the Performing Arts and Education by February 10th.
Students will be notified of their admission status within the following week.