Young Filmmakers – Finalists showing – May 20th

Looking for the next Spielberg? Scorsese? Gerwig? Then the Young Filmmakers screening on May 20 in Columbia is the place to be.

The South Carolina Young Filmmakers Project is an annual high school filmmaking competition where students from across the state submit two-minute short films. Each piece was required to incorporate a specific prop – playing cards.

After a record number of entries and thorough judging process, the Top Ten finalists have been named. They’ll screen at a special program at Spotlight Cinemas Capital 8 in Columbia at 2pm on Sat., May 20 (201 Columbia Mall Blvd.).

The event is FREE and the public is encouraged to attend. It will include Q&A with the high school filmmakers, announcement of winners, and a brief reception on-site afterwards. Winners receive cash prizes and trophies.

Secure your spot by RSVP’ing here:

“The contest has proven to be a great thing for young South Carolina filmmakers,” said Matt Storm, Director of the South Carolina Film Commission. “It’s an opportunity to practice the craft of video storytelling, which is a major driver for all industries at this point, and show it to statewide audiences.”

“We continue to be impressed with the skill and talent Young Filmmakers brings out,” said Glenn Seale, Dean of Film, Media and Visual Arts at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, one of the contest’s main partners. “We encourage everyone to come and see what these filmmakers have cooked up.”

Check out the full list of finalists here.