Seeking Microsoft Volunteers for All Girls Film Challenge
The 3rd annual Puget Sound All Girls Film Challenge & Networking Event will take place on Friday, March 10, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington.
The purpose of the event is to give aspiring young female filmmakers in the Puget Sound area the opportunity to network with professional women in the media industry – and to celebrate student films. Students create films which are reviewed by experienced filmmakers and screened at the event. Also, professional women in filmmaking share their experiences and advice regarding the media industry. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and explore whether a career in film could be the right choice for them. Watch a video of the 2016 event to learn more.
Microsoft parents: To host the event at Microsoft, the company requires adult volunteers who are Microsoft employees to help monitor the activities. If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please contact Mount Si Teacher Joe Dockery at firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up by February 10. (Without your support, this event would not be possible.) Join a great day of celebrating women in film and encouraging girls to pursue STEM-related careers.
Snoqualmie Valley students:Middle school and high school girls, in grades 6-12, are eligible to participate. Watch some amazing student films that were submitted in December, and learn from professional women in filmmaking. See the flyer. To attend, interested students should contact the following teachers for a field trip permission slip: Mr. Dockery at Mount Si High School (find forms in both the Main and FC offices), Ms. Truitt at Twin Falls Middle School, and Mr. O'Brien at Chief Kanim Middle School. Field trip permission forms are due February 17.
“The All Girls Film Networking Event is one of the highlights of the year for many of my students and critical for recruiting middle school girls into our high school media programs,” explained Dockery, Mount Si media production teacher. “This event has grown each year, and for some students, has inspired them to develop a plan to pursue a career in the media industry.”
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