Youth Campaign

The Cincinnati Film Society is excited to announce that we have received a grant from BestBuy and we are partnering with Cincinnati Public Schools for our youth education, but we still need your help! The grant only covers a small portion of program costs, and we can’t do this without your financial support.
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Youth Critics Club: NewsReel (YCC) provides the opportunity to screen a diverse selection of films and discuss topics on them and their relevance to world culture through a specially developed curriculum and occasional Q&A’s with filmmakers

NewsReel is a leg of YCC. In YCC teens will have meaningful conversations with people in the film industry, and each other discussing their perspective and understanding of the media they watch, and learning to break down and analyze the message of the content. The students will be producers and directors of the show learning pre-production to post.

Arts & Sciences will help inspire youth to further advance their knowledge of science and technology and develop skills through educating them in the many technical areas it takes to make the world of media and film.

RiverReel: Teen Fest is a part of our international film festival RiverReel: Sound. Light. + Music. Motion. Students will be given the opportunity to collaborate in making a film and premiering it during the annual festival.

Our programs are year round and after school.

What The Grant Provides: The fee for professional filmmaker and animator to teach workshops on Camera, Light, and Sound and how to create an animation. Our teachers are providing an honorarium for their professional skills. This means we are running the program off the lowest budget possible, but without your fiscal support we can’t do it.

What We Need: The Tools

  • $4,500 for 1 camera, 1 boom mic, 1 lighting kit.
  • 10 laptops at $8,500 that meet core processor, RAM, GPU accelerated graphic card, and memory requirements.
  • Adobe Suit software costs. $239.88 x 6 devices x 12 months = $17,271.36

Other needs include admin, office supplies, insurance, and food for the after school program.

Your donation allows for us to provide free education to youth.

If you interested in financing equipment needs please email the Executive Director at

The Cincinnati Film Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Your donations are 100% tax deductible.

To donate highlight the level of your choice and fill out your information below.

Checks payable to Cincinnati Film Society. Mail to 603 W McMicken Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45214.

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