CREATING POSITIVE IMPACT FOR KIDS
Your support creates a positive impact on middle school, high school, and college students, and young filmmakers, musicians, and artists. Whether part of our photography or cinematography team, office staff, panels and workshop operations, registration, the planning committee, or attending our youth film acting camp, AFMX is making a difference in kid’s lives through education, participation, community involvement, and career advancement.
AFMX “GOLDEN TICKET” SHORT FILM PRODUCTION
Each year, AFMX puts out a call for short script submissions from around the world that address impactful social issues for teenagers and young adults. We select an outstanding project and bring students together with an award-winning cast and crew to produce the selected script. This provides students hands-on experience, an understanding of every aspect in making a movie, and builds new relationships that help advance their education and careers.
SPONSOR A STUDENT AT THE FESTIVAL
Our focus on engaging and including high school and college students is stronger than ever. One of the main reasons students shy away from attending AFMX is they simply cannot afford tickets or passes. With your help, that is about to change.
Last year, we sponsored 161 students at AFMX. Community members, celebrities, and schools donated $100 per student to send them to the festival. Student passes allow access to films, music programs, panel discussions, Intimate Conversations, and networking events with industry members during AFMX.
We are very excited about this initiative and have streamlined the donation process with a few simple clicks of a button. Click here to sponsor students at AFMX.
AFMX offers volunteer opportunities for students interested in business, film, music, and the arts where team leaders support their roles in a fast-paced, fun, and exciting learning environment. Students should speak to their school administrators to see if credits may be applied for 60 hours of volunteer time.
PANELS, WORKSHOPS & CONVERSATIONS
AFMX hosts groups of middle school, high school, and college students at the festival as audience members during our panels, workshops, and Intimate Conversations. The educational component has broadened their awareness of topics important in film and music. These events have also inspired students to pursue their artistic dreams.
AFMX also brings film, music, and art industry members to schools for speaking engagements as part of our “Intimate Conversations” Series. Past participants include actor Dennis Hopper, musician Neil Giraldo, bassist and musician Nathan East, and actress Tracy Reiner.
STUDENT FILM CATEGORY
The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience accepts film submissions and invites Albuquerque high school and college students, ages 16 to 22 years old, to submit their films for consideration to screen at AFMX.
Please submit all projects to Albuquerque Film & Music Experience’s FilmFreeway page.