PKX Reel Exposure International Teen Film & Photography Festival is looking for volunteers to help out across all three days of the festival! Volunteers are integral to all aspects of the festival, including set-up, gallery attendance, welcoming guests, and running fun public art activities.
This is a great opportunity to help promote youth creativity, and to experience all the excitement of a Hollywood film premiere, right here in downtown Poughkeepsie.
PKX Reel Exposure Festival schedule of events:
Friday, May 5
5:00 pm: 24-hour Film Race Orientation (sign up in advance)
6:00 pm: Photography Opening Reception
6:30 pm: Photography Award Presentation
7:30 pm: Featured Artist Talk & Unveiling
8:00 pm: Reception Ends
Saturday, May 6
12:00- 3:00pm: Community Artmaking, Vendors, Family Friendly Activities, Food Trucks
5:00pm: Doors Open & Red Carpet
6:00pm: Film Festival Screenings Begin (please RSVP to save your spot!)
7:30pm: Film Award Presentation and Q&A
8:00pm: Featured Artist Showing
Sunday, May 7
12:30pm: Breaking Into the Business: Insider Info from Film and Media Professionals Industry Panel & Brunch (please RSVP to save your spot!)
2:00pm: 24-hour Film Race Screening and Audience Choice Awards
RSVP to save your seat for select events!
The Art Effect is now accepting applications for the 2023 Spring Break Intensive sessions of its workforce development programs, Spark Studios and MADLab. Students ages 14-19 who live in Dutchess County are welcome to apply. These sessions will address important themes that are relevant to young people’s lives and teach valuable transferrable skills. Students who successfully complete all 25 hours of a workforce intensive will earn a $100 stipend.
MADLab Intensive: Becoming a Professional Artist
April 3rd- 7th, 12pm-5pm each day
45 Pershing Avenue, Poughkeepsie
Learn how to become a working, exhibiting artist! You will learn how to write an artist statement, prepare your work for sale, navigate making websites and social media brands for your art, and how to starting making money as an artist.
Spark Studios Intensive: Public Art Projection
April 3rd-7th, 12pm-5pm each day
489 Main Street, Poughkeepsie (Trolley Barn Gallery)
Talk back to media messages! In this intensive, you will work alongside Reel Exposure featured artist William Koenig-Vinicombe to understand media literacy and representation. Decode the ways films have shaped you, then learn to remix and re-edit video and media pieces! Finished videos will be featured in a public projection at Reel Exposure this May!