aGLIFF & Austin School of Film present: QUEER YOUTH MEDIA PROJECT

In collaboration with the Austin School of Film, the All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) hosts the Queer Youth Media Project (QYMP). Youth ages 12-20 are welcome to attend free of charge, spending five days immersed in learning the filmmaking process and participating in various roles to complete a short film project which will be screened at the 32nd annual film festival in August! (Dates: Thursday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 25th taking place at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar venue.)

Students will learn not only the entire movie making process, but will also be introduced to theater, acting, casting calls, how to enter films into festivals, market their films and find distribution. We want to empower our youth with a platform for self expression as well as a highly instructive curriculum that teaches the entirety of the filmmaking process. Your creativity and execution have the unique opportunity to be showcased at our Film Festival Program in August, co-presented by our partners at the Austin School of Film.


Over the course of the summer program, 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 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

JUNE 10 - 14, 2019, 10AM - 4PM


If you have any questions, email

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.