2010 Youth Leadership Camp, 12-Hour Film Festival Competition


Asian Media Access’ 2010’s Youth Leadership Camp was held on October 21 – 24 at the Girl Scout Camp Elk River, with about 40 youth attending.

The 12-Hour Film Festival competition included all youth divided into 4 teams. In the first two days, the youth were put through the paces in learning media literacy, photography, video production, and video editing. On the third day, the competition started early at 8 AM, and finished at 9 PM.

The films are to be 5 to 10 minutes long, and they must include the following:

  1. Line of Dialogue: “Really? How does it work?”
  2. Prop: Leaves
  3. Character: Drake/Dandy – World’s top model

Each team also drew from a hat its genre and theme.

Following are the student’s practice work and their film festival entries.

Class Exercises

#1 – Mystery
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#2 – Stranger
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#3 – Kill CJ
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#4 – The Runner
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#5 – Triangle Love
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Festival Entries



Model Fantasy
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Winner of Best Picture & Best Sound.
Team: Kamen Riderz
Genre: Fantasy
Theme: Body Image



Teen Runaway
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Winner of Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Creative Use of Prop, Dialogue, Topic & Genre
Team: Panda Riders
Genre: Silent Film
Theme: Runaway Teens


The Woods
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Winner of Best Acting
Team: Hotz Squad
Genre: Mystery
Theme: Being Lost


Unforgettable Life
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Team: I’m Not Sure
Genre: Action/Disaster
Theme: Alcohol


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    These videos have significantly improved from previous years! Some of these videos actually have powerful shots in them. Great job to all!!!

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