Your weekend: Project YouthView
Here’s an early head’s up on an event that’s sure to sell out: Project YouthView, Alternatives in Action’s annual film fest and fundraiser, is on Thursday, May 6 at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and up (and just a warning, no one under the age of 12 will be admitted), and they’re available online. You can also purchase a VIP sponsorship for $100 that’ll get you two VIP tickets with access to the catered balcony area (check the YouthView site for more info on those). The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex is at 2317 Central Avenue. And doors for the event open at 6 p.m.
Youths from across the Bay Area competed to have their short films shown at the event, which will feature eight finalists (including a short film created by students from Alameda High School). The finalists will compete for an audience choice award and – new this year – a judge’s choice award that will be decided by industry notables and experts.
While there, you’ll also see flicks created by students in the East Bay Regional Occupation Program, which is co-sponsoring the event with Comcast.
The feature film for this year’s festival is “Prom Night in Mississippi,” Paul Saltzman’s story about Charleston High School’s first integrated prom, which took place in 2008 when actor Morgan Freeman agreed to pay for the prom if it was integrated.
The event is a benefit for Alternatives in Action, which operates the Bay Area School of Enterprise high school and Home Sweet Home preschool, as well as after school programs in Alameda in Oakland.