Queer Youth Media Project


In partnership with the Austin School of Film , aGLIFF hosts the Queer Youth Media Project (QYMP), which offers not only the entire filmmaking process, but also introduces participating students to all creative and technical aspects of filmmaking like acting, casting, how to enter films into festivals, market films and find distribution. All final films will screen at the Annual aGLIFF festival in September 2018.

what does qymp offer?

This project is created to empower queer & ally youth with a platform for self expression as well as a highly instructive curriculum that teaches you the digital filmmaking process. Your creativity and execution have the unique opportunity to be showcased at aGLIFF's Film Festival with your films co-presented by partners at the Austin School of Film!

QYMP students will learn and be exposed to: Leadership Skills, Artistic Expression, Involvement in Real World Issues,  Relationships Between Youth and the Community, Community and Civic Skills, and Engage with Youth from Different Cultures and Backgrounds.


Over the course of a two week summer program (two separate classes, Week One Narrative filmmaking, Week Two Documentary filmmaking), students ages 12-20 will immerse themselves, along with our instructors, into the craft of filmmaking! You have creative control of depicting the current state of life for queer and ally youth while learning technical skills to communicate your stories. Tell your story through film, make new connections, meet industry professionals and be a part of defining your future!



  • You must be able to attend all five days of the Queer Youth Media Project (QYMP) of your choice (Narrative or Documentary - you can apply for both!) at Austin School of Film from 10am - 4:30pm. 
  • Students can apply for both Narrative and Documentary camp. 
  • You must be able to arrange transportation to and from Austin School of Film everyday.
  • Due to class filming schedule, some arrangements to meet at filmmaking locations may be necessary.
  • You must be able to attend the Queer Youth Media Project screening at aGLIFF during the festival dates.
  • Should have an interest in supporting the LGBTQIA community.
  • Should also be willing to ask other friends to attend QYMP too.
  • Applicants should be between 12-20 years old. (Unless otherwise arranged with instructor.) 
  • Please complete the entire application.


  • $0 / all supplies included.
  • Students must bring sack lunch each day for camp
  • Snacks included 

Session Dates

  • NARRATIVE FILMMAKING CAMP: Students will work together to create short narrative films, with filmmaker Liz Perlman.
    • 10:00am - 4:30pm (Monday - Friday)
    • June 11 - 15, 2018
  • DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING CAMP: Students will work together to create short documentary films.
    • 10:00am - 4:30pm (Monday - Friday)
    • June 18 - June 22, 2018

If you have any questions, call 512-236-8877 or email film@agliff.org.

If the applicant’s age is under or over the selected age range, please let us know and we can discuss if we have room in the class.