Students Learn To Make A Movie In A Day

Tuesday 06th, November 2012 / 08:59 Published by

Bahamian artist, Antonius Roberts being interviewed.

Nassau, Bahamas –  This year Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) partnered with Esso Bahamas Ltd. and BTC powered by Lime, to host the annual BIFF 2012 Youth Film Workshops.

In one week five (5) Government Schools learned how to make a film in one day.  Students had the opportunity to make 30 minute Documentary Films on the topic of Jr. Junkanoo, titled “25 Years of Junior Junkanoo”.

Students filmed the process of pasting Junkanoo costumes, and interviewed Teachers, Students, VIP’s and Past Junkanoo Honorees. Participating schools were C. C. Sweeting Sr. High School; Woodcock Primary; A. F. Adderley Jr. High; C. R. Walker Senior High; and Government High School.

The Youth Film Workshop “25 Years of Junior Junkanoo” will be shown at the
Bahamas International Film Festival December 6 – 9, 2012.

The Youth Film Workshop, ‘Make a Movie in a Day’, venture is combining two elements which Esso is passionate about, Education and Jr. Junkanoo. For the past 25 years Esso has been the proud sponsor of the Esso Junior Junkanoo Parade. The company’s annual Pennies at the Pump Program has been a major fundraiser and sponsorship initiative. Each year Esso, with the help of its loyal customers and Operators, gives 2 pennies on every gallon of gas purchased during the campaign.

This endeavor has been a major source of funding for the Ministry of Youth for Jr. Junkanoo over the years. As this year marks the Silver Jubilee of Jr. Junkanoo, what could be more fitting than a commemorative documentary about the Youth Parade by Youth in the parade? To all the schools participating we say, have fun, learn lots and show the world the story of Jr. Junkanoo. We can’t wait to see how you blend education, media and art.

BTC Powered By Lime Is also excited about partnering with the Youth Film workshop this week. “We are happy to partner with BIFF and Esso with the Youth Film Workshop as it ties nicely with our cultural endevours.” says Marlon Johnson Vice President Of Marketing for BTC.

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