The Tallgrass Film Association Class of 2021 Emerging Programmer Apprenticeship (EPA), is headed by Education and Outreach Manager Thane Chastain.
Our 2021 EPAs will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with professionals in the film industry, covering a wide range of topics including: film criticism, directing, producing, screenwriting, audio production, lighting, camera technique, video editing and more.
Along with these interactive classes, our EPAs will be provided hands-on learning opportunities, including:
– Screening and reviewing more than 125 movies submitted by their peers to the 19th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival (Oct. 20-24). These reviews will help shape the Joel Fein Emerging Filmmakers Shorts Program at the festival, as the program will be curated with the assistance of our EPAs.
– Conducting their own internal Film Race.
– Successful students will receive an all-access TALLPass in exchange for their participation in the program, as well as an additional all-access pass for a parent or guardian.
The online application is open now through 5 pm, May 14, 2021.
The 2021 class members will be announced Tuesday, May 18th.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, some 2021 sessions are being hosted on Zoom. In person options will occur once we are advised.
Orientation for the 2021 class will be from 2-4 pm, Saturday June 5, 2021
Subsequent classes will be on most Saturdays from 2-4 pm through Saturday, September 11.
Students selected for the 2021 session will have a good deal of influence over the topics covered each week.