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Press Release for Thursday, June 21, 2012

Students Receive Scholarship from Banner Center for Creative Industries

Media Contact: Jessica Scott, Public Relations 

Division of Continuing Education 

(904) 620-5841 

Four finalists from the inaugural O.S.C.A.R.S. (Outstanding Students' Creative Achievements and Recognition Social) red carpet event were awarded scholarships to the Banner Center for Creative Industries Summer Film Camp for Kids, beginning Monday, July 9 at the University of North Florida, University Center.  


In addition to the Teen Safe Driving film competition top honors, awarded to the top three videos promoting safe driving, finalists also entered a texting contest for a chance to receive a scholarship to the summer film camp. The four students selected for the scholarship are Kaitlyn Hamby, Lauren Christopher, Naomi Kayinamura, and Savannah Dobbs, whose text submissions best reflected creativity and the desire to learn about the film industry. 


“Each of these creative students will receive full tuition for the two-week summer film camp,” said Philip Green, Banner Center for Creative Industries program director.  


The camp will be taught by film industry professionals with classes covering all areas of filmmaking including: film production process, lighting and sound, directing and editing techniques, acting and public speaking, storyboarding and screenwriting, and communication and project management.  


“This is an exciting opportunity for children interested in film,” said Kris Kristen, Banner Center for Creative Industries program manager. “Students who participate in the Summer Film Camp for kids will write, produce, edit, act in and direct a short film.”  


At the end of the camp, parents, friends and family will be invited to attend a red carpet screening of the completed film.  


“The Teen Safe Driving award promoted learning and creativity,” said Green. “We wanted to sponsor the competition because it was a perfect marriage of our goals at the Banner Center for Creative Industries,” said Green. “These students have great talent in film and we hoped to encourage that with this scholarship. We want to motivate these students to achieve their dreams in the film industry. It’s a great way to kick off our summer film camp, and we look forward to co-sponsoring future events with The Self Movement and the other organizations who made this happen.”  


The Banner Center for Creative Industries Summer Film Camp for Kids is open for all children, ages 10 to 17. The $349 registration fee includes both weeks of camp, beginning July 9 through July 20, all filmmaking sessions and a DVD of the completed film. For more information or to register call (904) 620-4200 or visit .