University of Rochester

Rochester Urban Youth Film Festival Showcases Young Student Works

May 15, 2007

The winning works from the Rochester Urban Youth Film Festival, an outlet for young people to share their creative ideas and visions through the medium of video, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at the George Eastman House, Dryden Theater.

Winners will have their videos featured at the public screening and aired on Rochester Community Television (RCTV-15). An awards ceremony and refreshments will immediately follow the public screening of youth-produced videos. The videos were judged by a panel of professionals associated with film and the media.

Now in its third year, the festival will showcase videos from Rochester youth, ages 12 to 18, in four genres—documentary, narrative, experimental, and episodic TV. In addition, for the first time ever, the festival will feature videos from two youth groups—Youth Voice, One Vision and the Student Leadership Congress from the Rochester City School District.

Since its inception, the festival has grown tremendously to represent Rochester's finest young video artists from East High School, Global Media Arts High School at Franklin, School of the Arts, John Marshall High School, Wilson Magnet High School, Charlotte High School, and School Without Walls.

Sponsors for this year's festival include the George Eastman House, High Falls Film Festival, RCTV-15, Rochester City School District, and the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.

The Rochester Urban Youth Film Festival is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Gillian Young-Miller at (585) 406-6798 or by e-mail at

About the Warner School of Education
Founded in 1958, the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education offers master's and doctoral degree programs in teaching and curriculum, school leadership, higher education, counseling, human development, and educational policy. The Warner School of Education offers a new accelerated option for its Ed.D. programs that allows eligible students to earn a doctorate in education in as few as three years part time while holding a professional job in the same field. The Warner School of Education is recognized both regionally and nationally for its tradition of preparing practitioners and researchers to become leaders and agents of change in schools, universities, and community agencies; generating and disseminating research; and actively participating in education reform.