Over the weekend, students at the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy in Redwood City received the exciting news that their film, Angel In My Sky, was the first place winner of the Woz Award at Silicon Valley’s Poppy Jasper Film Festival.
The Poppy Jasper Film Festival is an international celebration of cinematic arts, which includes workshops, keynote speakers, film screenings, and an awards ceremony. Each year, Silicon Valley computer legend Steve Wozniak presents young filmmakers with a special achievement award. Named in his honor, the Woz Award recognizes the efforts of filmmakers aged 13 to 18 in any category of short film.
Angel In My Sky premiered in November 2011 during a gala celebration of youth media at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City. If you missed the news last fall, you can read up on the student filmmakers or watch Angel In My Sky online.
Angel In My Sky was one of two Adobe Youth Voices films which were selected as semi-finalists. Also on the list was the groundbreaking film Deaf Not Dumb, produced last spring by students in London in partnership with Offscreen and Deaffinity Group. If you haven’t seen this amazing film, be sure to check it out in our Youth Media Gallery.
Already an award winning film, Angel In My Sky is sure to provide heavy competition in the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards, to which the film has also been submitted.
Are you an educator or a young filmmaker? Do you know an inspirational young artist or performer? If you answered yes to either question, you’ll definitely want to read up about the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards to find out all the details on how to participate. The Aspire Awards are open to youth media makers around the globe, and currently accepting submissions through April 20th, 2012.
Maybe your film will be the next first place headliner!