The Fayette Youth Film Festival is seeking short films made by teens, age 19 or under.
Selected films will be screened at the group’s first ever film festival, taking place July 31, 2015. Finalists will be eligible for internships, cash prizes, and even an appearance in a feature film.
To qualify, a film must be five minutes or less, must have been made after January 2014, and must contain only PG-rated content.
The registration page provides more detail on the judging criteria and categories.
The regular submission deadline is June 13. Fees for entry increase after that, with the final submission deadline set at July 11. Entry fees range from $20 to $40 per film.
Now through early August, weekend workshops will let kids ages 8 to 15 try their hands at 3-D printing, aircraft design, or coding with the simple SCRATCH programming language. Younger children, ages 8 to 12, can take littleBits classes in which they’ll design an animal or superhero gadget from their imagination.
All classes last 90 minutes and are $25 for MODA members, or $30 for non-members.
The University of West Georgia in Carrollton has several day camps for kids in kindergarten through age 18. Topics include science, arts and crafts, and a film camp where teens write a screenplay, learn acting skills, and ultimately have their film curated by a film professor.
The university is holding additional STEM summer camps at satellite locations in Paulding County and Douglas County.
The Museum of Design Atlanta and the Midtown Alliance invite children ages 8 to 12 to a Bridge Building Challenge on May 16 and 17, 2015.
In each of four available two-hour workshops, MODA instructors will teach kids about different types of bridges, then guide them through creating their own. Students will compete to see whose bridge can support the most weight.
The workshops will be held at Cornerstone Village in Midtown.
Find out how the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries etched the North Georgia landscape in a walk and lecture presented by geologist Bill Witherspoon, May 7, 2015.
Witherspoon, a retired science educator and one of the authors of Roadside Geology in Georgia, will lead an evening walk along Rottenwood Creek in Marietta, highlighting how rushing waters carved the area’s gorges. A lecture and slideshow will follow.
The event is free, but registration is requested via the Georgia Rocks web site.
Rising 4th to 6th graders will become magazine writers and creative directors in a one-week camp at Georgia Tech run by Katori Education Company.
Campers will choose their stories, write them, and lay out the look of their online magazine, which will be finished at week’s end.
Highwire Comedy Co. invites teens to its acting and writing workshop, a two-week summer program in which kids will write, rehearse and perform an original, live sketch comedy show — like creating their very own “Saturday Night Live.”
Students ages 13 and up will learn both improv and sketch comedy from an experienced faculty that includes a former instructor at Chicago’s Second City theater.
Highwire is located near Decatur.