FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tara Johnson-Medinger, Executive Director
POWFest / POWGirls
[email protected] / 503.267.1126
POWGirls Announces two Workshops for Summer 2016!
POWGirls launched in March of 2014 and has hosted six successful workshops serving over 57 girls in the Portland Metro area. Watch our past productions here. We are excited to announce our Summer 2016 dates:
Summer Workshop I: ADVANCED WORKSHOP, August 1-5 + August 8-9, 2016
Summer Workshop II: INTRO WORKSHOP, August 8-12, 2016
Summer Workshop I: ADVANCED WORKSHOP, August 1-5 + August 8-9, 2016 – SIGN UP HERE
PRODUCT AND LEARNING
Over the course of seven days, we will help participants to work with a team to develop, film and edit a 1-3 minute promo piece for a non-profit client. See this example that the POWGirls made for The Portland Kitchen.
The instruction portion of POWGirls will consist of media production training; pre-production (collaborative concept development, working with a client) camera operation, audio recording, and post-production using industry-standard software. This is a great addition to complement a portfolio of narrative work.
This are excited to announce that we will feature Girl Circus as this year’s client.
Summer Workshop II: INTRO WORKSHOP, August 8-12, 2016 – SIGN UP HERE
Over the course of one week, we will help participants to develop, film and edit a 1-3 minute narrative film.
The instruction portion of POWGirls will consist of media production training; pre-production (collaborative story creation, storyboarding) camera operation, audio recording, and post-production using industry-standard software. This is a great way to build your resume and/or reel.
Our mission is to help girls 15-19 realize their power, creativity and voice in media production and encourage them to explore opportunities as future media-makers. We want to encourage girls to be creative, tech-savvy leaders who will help realize gender equity in media industries. We want to foster the POWER of WOMEN in MEDIA. POWGirls is a trans* inclusive organization, supporting all girls in their media education. It is POWFest’s goal to be inclusive of all women’s voices, regardless of race, class, age, religion, ability, sexuality or gender expression.
POWGirls is made possible with support from The Faerie Godmother Family Fund and MetroEast Community Media.
To learn more about POWGirls and to register for all workshops, go to www.powfest.com/powgirls/.