TEENVIEW 2023 CLASSES BEGAN SEPTEMBER 21st
Since 2000, the Nantucket Film Festival® has provided free educational opportunities for Nantucket teens throughout the year. In keeping with the Nantucket Film Festival’s mission of highlighting screenwriters and storytelling, and serving as a staple of NFF’s educational initiatives for over nineteen years, Teen View on NFF focuses on empowering Nantucket teens by cultivating young filmmakers and teaching critical storytelling skills.
In 2014, Nantucket Community Television joined the Nantucket Film Festival as an educational partner for the Teen View Labs, each year conceiving a new curriculum and guiding the students through the Spring Labs and Production Week. The program encompasses writing, directing, producing, and editing Labs with a Production Program during the week of NFF, where students can participate in crews filming the NFF Signature Programs. All students will have the opportunity to present their short film projects to the island community during the Nantucket Film Festival.
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Nantucket High School students participating in NFF’s Teen View Labs with NCTV have an opportunity to develop the basic skills required to write, shoot, and edit documentary and narrative films. Students spend the late winter and spring in the labs creating films from four to six minutes long. The films are then analyzed and critiqued by their peers, and the students’ finished products have their world premiere screenings during NFF.
Teen View Junior
Started in 2022 as a new program, Teen View Junior is a collaboration with the Nantucket New School, NCTV-18, and Teen View program director Mark Carapezza, Teen View Junior is a free program for students in grades 6-8.
Teen View Showcase
AS PART OF OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUTH EDUCATION, WE’RE ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET FOR STUDENT FILMMAKERS!
During the Festival, we present all the short films that are produced by the Nantucket High School students participating in our Teen View Labs. This exhibition of the work they wrote, directed, produced, and edited is a mix of narrative and documentary films. Students have the opportunity to show their work to a Festival audience, complete with a Q&A following the screening.
SPECIAL THANKS TO NCTV!
Lead Instructor: Mark Carapezza
Born in and raised outside of Boston, Mark has traveled America and the world performing and teaching magic and music, volunteering, and studying. Mark was splitting his time between Nantucket and Rishikesh, India, while producing his global art event, Wishes From:…, and reprised his role as program director on Nantucket in 2020.
Teen View Jury
A group of Nantucket seventh and eighth-graders are selected to be on a jury with the goal of picking the best short film at the festival. The middle school students screen, deliberate, debate, and judge each film, and in the process learn the fundamentals of critical film analysis. At the end of the festival, the jury presents the Short Film Award to the film that rises above the rest.
Teen View Jury Coordinator: Rick Colon
Special thanks to our Educational Partner on the Teen View Labs, NCTV-18.