Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $30,000)
The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.
The Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to educating and facilitating a deeper understanding of film, music, and art-related activities. WFF has a history of involving youth in tailored events. Results have led to cultural and work-related opportunities, teamwork building and raised self-esteem. With these objectives in mind, WFF has developed a program that will engage approximately twelve high-risk students (ages 14 to 18) in an intensive film program with additional curriculum during the festival. The Summer Film Intensive Workshop will provide a creative and structured learning experience for students who would not otherwise have such an opportunity. This program will offer an alternative, artistic way of expressing feelings and dealing with negative life experiences and will teach valuable technical and communicative skills. Progress will be measured by participation through the completion of short films. Students will have the constant support of key instructors, as well as mentoring from industry professionals. NCA/NCF