All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival August 22-25

The Queer Youth Media Project

SUMMER 2019 | Register Now

JUNE 10 - 14, 2019


In collaboration with the Austin School of Film, aGLIFF hosts the Queer Youth Media Project (QYMP). Youth ages 12-20 are welcome to attend free of charge, spending five days immersed in learning the filmmaking process and participating in various roles to complete a short film project which will be screened at the 32nd annual film festival in August! (Dates: Thursday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 25th taking place at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar venue.)

Students will learn not only the entire movie making process, but will also be introduced to theater, acting, casting calls, how to enter films into festivals, market their films and find distribution.

We want to empower our youth with a platform for self expression as well as a highly instructive curriculum that teaches the entirety of the filmmaking process. Your creativity and execution have the unique opportunity to be showcased at our Film Festival Program in August, co-presented by our partners at the Austin School of Film.



Over the course of the summer program, students ages 12-20 will immerse themselves, along with our instructors, into the craft of filmmaking! You have creative control of depicting the current state of life for queer and ally youth while learning technical skills to communicate your stories. Tell your story through film, make new connections, meet industry professionals and be a part of defining your future! 

Applicants should be between 12-20 years old. (Unless otherwise arranged with instructor).

Classes are typically from 10am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Students are responsible for their own transportation and should bring a sack lunch.

Cost: $0

Applications for 2019: Please visit the Austin School of Film website at https://austinfilmschool.org/agliff-queer-youth-media-project/

Check out a couple of our past QYMP short films, hosted on Vimeo.

Ghosting After You | Bi Bi Movie

Students have the opportunity to write, direct, and perform in a short film each year, which is screened at the annual aGLIFF film festival in September.


2019 INSTRUCTOR: Jeremy von Stilb

Jeremy von Stilb is a film maker, curator, activist, and event producer based in Austin, Texas.  With his practice rooted in music and nightlife, he has created short films and music videos utilizing the outsized personalities of the drag queens, dancers, and artists he has met on dance floors throughout the city. As a film curator, he helped to launch the queer film series Homo Arigato that ran for four years at the Austin Drafthouse Ritz and recently began a new season at the Austin Film Society. Additionally, he has worked with local nonprofits such as KIND Clinic and the Q Austin to create awareness campaigns around voting, LGBTQ health, and HIV testing.  His most recent work includes Queens Without Mirrors, a short film starring RuPaul Drag Race winner Trixie Mattel that premiered on Out.com. He is currently working on the inaugural year of Contrast Film Festival, a film and performing arts festival celebrating the work of female and queer artists.