THE 13th INTERNATIONAL YOUTH MEDIA SUMMIT   JULY / AUGUST 2018 Conferences International 

THE 13th INTERNATIONAL YOUTH MEDIA SUMMIT JULY / AUGUST 2018

YOUNG FILMMAKERS AND SOCIAL ACTIVISTS will gather in Sydney, Australia in July/August 2018 for the 13th annual International Youth Media Summit. These youth delegates from 25+ different countries will create short films together under the guidance of media educators and professional filmmakers, learning about pertinent global issues and about one another’s cultural realities as they work. This will be the second time for the Summit to be held in Australia, which has generated a great deal of excitement as we successfully continue building inter-generational bridges through media and action in our second decade.

WHAT IS IYMS?

IYMS is an annual two-week event that brings together young people from different cultures to create media projects aimed at inspiring their own generation to take action and responsibility for the future.   By confronting and examining global problems, and exploring solutions together, they are bound in a shared purpose. Working toward a common goal and being accountable for a concrete creative product within a limited time period provides the perfect “stew” for collaboration.  Conflicts arise and must get resolved. Barriers of misunderstanding and ignorance are broken down, friendships emerge, creativity flows and films are produced.  In the process, youth create a model for a peaceful yet dynamic, cooperative world community. Over the last ten years, more than 600 young delegates and their adult advisers representing 50 countries have participated in the IYMS.

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