For all those wondering….
History of Frontera Film Festival
The Frontera Film Festival is in its third year of existence. The idea to create a competition that would allow students in all Texas High Schools to have a film festival in which they could exhibit their digital video and audio production skills by submitting a short film that would meet all festival requirements was a little daunting, but it has come to fruition and every year it has gotten bigger and better. The brainchild of C.C. Winn Arts, AV Tech, & Communicaion teacher Jessie F. Fuentes; the festival has garnered respect and accolades by all that have attended and participated over the last two years. The festival has become an affair that is threaded through the curricula of the Career and Technical Education Division of the EPISD course workfor digital media prodution. The students practice what they learn in the classroom and the end product is their short film that will be judged by a panel of three judges and then aired for public viewing at the Frontera Film Festival. All films that are entered are displayed despite whether they place or not. The first year of its existence in 2010 their were only the local high schools who competed. In the second year of the festival their were entries from Houston, San Antonio, and Del Rio, besides the both local high schools. The year promises to be a hotbed of competition and excitment with over 10-15 high schools expected to submit entries.
F.A.M.E. Fest 2012 Press Release
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Media and Public Contact: Brena Roberts, YBA society- Public Relations/ Marketing Coordinator
(830) 370-9091- firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Organization to Highlight Historic Downtown Eagle Pass as it Showcases local and out-of-town Artists and Entertainers.
The YBA society non-profit organization is organizing their annual 2 day music festival in conjunction with the Frontera Film Festival to provide a unique experience they are calling F.A.M.E. Fest 2012.Previously known as A.W.E. Fest, the festival strives to promote the creative efforts of local and out-of-town emerging artists and is scheduled to take place on Main Street (from Monroe to Adams Street) on May 18 and 19, 2012 from 6:oo p.m. – midnight. The event is FREE and open to the public starting on Friday with student created short films and musical acts beginning at 6:30 p.m. F.A.M.E. Fest will also feature a variety of food and drink vendors as well as informative booths that will include interactive games such as inflatable water slides, a skating ramp, live art/ art exhibit, and eating contest.
Saturday evening will feature the same type of interactive activities for the youth and their families including more student directed short films, and musical acts ranging from Alternative Rock (Circle of 5ths) to Reggae (The Rafiki Project), and from Country (A beautiful Mess) to a performance by Tejano Superstar Michael Salgado, for which a $10.00 entrance fee will be charged in order to gain access to the main stage area. Tickets for Saturday’s main stage access may be purchased Downtown at Trevino Music store and D & R Nursery, as well as Eva’s Flower Shop on Veterans Blvd.
YBA society hopes to raise money for their organization so that they may continue to support talented artists by providing several scholarships for students pursuing a career in the arts. The main scholarship fund will be named after their dear friend Pete Carrillo who was a passionate journalist and musician. A long term goal for YBA society is to assist in the restoration of a waterfall feature at Hal F. Bowles Park in downtown Eagle Pass.
For more event information, including line-up and schedule of events visit www.ybasociety.tumblr.com or visit FAME on Facebook. For vendor information or to volunteer please contact Yesenia R. Martinez at 830-513-6833 or Elise Gonzalez at 830-968-0016.
Interested in setting up a booth/vendor for F.A.M.E Fest 2012?
You can Contact:
Elise Gonzalez at - email@example.com or at 830-968-0016
or Mariebelle Rdz at 839-776-1734