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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT)

July 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The 2018 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP partnered with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s (UMUT) Tiwahe Youth Film Program Initiative and conducted two workshops in the UMUT Indian Reservation. Workshops were held in Towaoc, Colorado and in White Mesa, Utah.

UMUT Native youth learned how to write, direct, shoot and edit their own movies! They produced nine films that range from depression, drug addiction, health, tribal news, history, and culture.

The film workshop also provided an education component to encourage Native youth to pursue careers in TV, film, and new multimedia. During our workshops, UMUT Native  youth also toured the University of New Mexico’s new cinema studies school in MESA DEL SOL, the University of Utah’s (UUtah) American Indian Studies Center, UUtah’s Department of Film & Media Arts, and KUTV 2 New Channel in Salt Lake City!

The programs were followed with a community presentation in Towaoc, Colorado. UMUT Native youth screened their films to their tribal community and spoke before an audience about their filmmaking experience.

The films produced in the workshops will be showcased at the 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST film festival in November at the Chinese Theater. UMUT Native youth will be attending the 2018 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WEEKEND program held Thursday November 15th – Sunday November 18th, 2018 in Hollywood, CA.

Thank you UMUT’s Tiwahe Youth Film Program for inviting us to your tribal community!      

Check out some of the pictures from our workshop in White Mesa, Utah:

2018 NYMW @ White Mesa

2018 NYMW visits University of Utah

2018 NYMW @ KUTV 2 News Channel in Salt Lake City!

About the Program:
The NATIVE YOUTH FILM WORKSHOP is a week long youth filmmaking program designed to teach acting, writing, directing, camera operation, and video editing. It is intended to teach youth how to produce digital videos that have a logical story line and a professional appearance. The workshop ends with a community screening on the final day at a local venue.

Every year since 2009, the NATIVE YOUTH MULTI-MEDIA WORKSHOP has travelled to reservations throughout North America and Indigenous communities throughout the world to teach youth multimedia skills.

The films produced in the workshop will also be shown in November 2018 at the 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST. This is a prestigious film festival in Los Angeles sponsored by NBCUniversal, ABC/DISNEY, CBS and FOX Entertainment Group. These screenings encourage the participating youth to pursue their new found talents. In November, as part of the film festival, there will also be a scheduled tour of a television network or movie studio. This tour is designed to offer career opportunities to
Native youth in the filed of multimedia.

For information about the multimedia program, please email contact@laskinsfest.com

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July 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am
July 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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