We at the Cincinnati Film Society have been working hard on our Youth Outreach, officially launched in 2014, which offer opportunities for teens in the Cincinnati area to learn more about the various facets of film and television (from writing and directing, through acting, camera usage and production). Our partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center – teaching video production – has tremendously contributed to the growth of this program. There is also our Reel News program, which teaches students all aspects of running a television news program (including production and interviews). And for film buffs we have a Young Critics Club which provides high school students the opportunity to screen a diverse selection of films and discuss topics on these film and their relevance to world culture through a specially developed curriculum and Q&A’s with filmmakers.The Young Critics’ Club is designed to create and develop critical thinking skills among the participants (we are currently accepting applications for the Young Critics’ Club for the upcoming school year).
Creating and administering programs like these is not an inexpensive endeavor. CFS intends to raise money by hosting a variety of fundraising events including film screenings. In addition we hope to promote CFS membership broadly to include a niche for film buffs to watch and discuss dynamics of films, so that our members will become more involved with various areas of the film society.
What we are asking for from you are two things. First, show you interest in the Cincinnati Film Society by becoming a member! Second, invest in our Youth Outreach by making a financial contribution (we are currently fundraising to send one of our students to Los Angeles to study animatronics and to help an autistic student learn animation).
Please take a moment to contribute in order to help us expand our Youth Outreach. Contributions can be made through the link below or by check made to Cincinnati Film Society and sent to the following address: Cincinnati Film Society, 4507 Kirby Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45223.
We greatly appreciate your attention and support.
Cincinnati Film Society President