Lights! Camera! Poetry! WritersCorps calls on filmmakers and video artists of all ages to create work based on youth writing. Videos will be screened during National Poetry Month in April 2012 at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and online at WritersCorps.org.
WritersCorps will award two $200 cash prizes, one prize to the best film made by an adult age 23 and over, and one prize to the best film made by a young person age 22 and under. Winning entries will be juried by special guests: filmmaker Barry Jenkins (“Medicine for Melancholy”) and San Francisco Supervisor David Campos.
In keeping with WritersCorps’ mission of helping youth through creative expression, the Poetry Projection Project engages filmmakers to explore the power of young people’s words and voices.