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The Shenandoah Youth Festival celebrates the power of creativity and imagination in the next generation by showcasing films by and for young people and students and seeks to encourage growing artists to pursue their passions by reminding them that art is a valid part of our society.
The Shenandoah Youth Festival is organized by the Shenandoah Film Collaborative, a 501 (3) c non-profit organization. This is an all-volunteer organization, and any funds that are donated or raised are given back into programming or to our charity of focus, which is explained further down.
We decided to use the word “Collaborative” in our organization name because it embodies what we aim to achieve: For us to become successful, we need multiple parties to work together for producing an excellent product.
Our organization serves anywhere in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, USA, as well as other national charities when appropriate.
We have three areas of focus:
1) Offer opportunities to experience the wonders of film that cannot be found in Hollywood.
2) Raise funds and awareness for the Shenandoah County Public School System where the money would be used for theater/drama-related programming, as well as other arts-based charities within the United States.
3) Develop programming that is beneficial for the development of filmmakers and community members.
We use our extensive movie catalog and connections with filmmakers to:
- Increase economic development for businesses
- Raise funds for non-profits or civic organizations
- Enhance educational curriculum for entities that have expressed an academic interest in filmmaking.
Funds raised through the submission fees will go to the following charities:
-- MusicLink Foundation - http://musiclinkfoundation.org/
-- Traveling Players Ensemble Inc. - https://travelingplayers.org/
-- Youth FX - https://www.youthfx.org/
-- Youth Documentary Academy - https://www.youthdocumentary.org/about-us/