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The Better World Film Festival

A 4-H online adventure

Learn how to shoot and edit short films with your smartphone!

Make a 3-5 minute film that shows your vision of a better world

Sign up now! Choose the session that suits you. Limit: 20 youth per session

NOTE: Please register using the youth's own name (not parent's name).
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April 7-May 19
Sept 29-Nov 10
June 16-July 28
Jan 5-Feb 16, 2018

Who can join

Anyone in grade 5-8/age 10-14

What you’ll learn and do

Your online guide

young man uses smartphone to take video

Jalil Shabazz, a Twin Cities film maker, audio producer and Urban 4-H staff member, will lead the group conversation and answer questions.

What you’ll need


$60. Scholarships are available. Just ask Melissa Pierce, 612-624-7139

More details about this adventure

You will have two weeks to complete each level on your own schedule – no face-to-face meetings or appointments. You'll share your videos with others and give each other feedback. 2-4 hours of activities per week will include:

video editing software

You'll be able to do everything on your smartphone or tablet, including editing your film.

Level 1: Pre-production (weeks 1-2)

Level 2: Production (weeks 3-4)

Level 3: Post-production (weeks 5-6)

You will have the chance to win a prize for completing levels 1 and 2. All films that complete Level 3 will be shown in the Better World Film Festival on the Minnesota 4-H Youtube channel and in the 4-H Building during the Minnesota State Fair. You may also choose to enter it into your county fair.

Questions about this online adventure: Call Molly Frendo or Ann Nordby

Questions about registrations or scholarships: Contact Melissa Pierce, 612-624-7139

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