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In COLOR Film Festival & Teen R.E.A.C.H.

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Inclusion in Art presents the In COLOR Film Festival on Saturday 10/24/15 at Paramount OKC on Film Row. In COLOR celebrates the contributions of works by filmmakers of color and films that celebrate multiculturalism. Details about times, films and to purchase tickets are here (click).

The FREE afternoon matinée features short films created by students in our Teen REACH youth filmmakers program. This will be followed by a panel discussion by participating students, facilitators and volunteers to discuss the benefits of the program.

Teen Reach by Inclusion In Art is a life skills and job skills training program for junior high and high school students through the complete production of a short theatrical film in a professional work environment. Students in the Teen Reach program concept, write, storyboard, shoot and act in a short film. These students work in each position on the film crew: pre-production, writing, acting, directing and production.

Teen Reach students learn brainstorming, collaboration and teamwork for creating their own future productions or for working in most career fields. Teen Reach youth overcome doubts and fears of leading others, taking constructive criticism and public speaking on camera. Each group of students sees a project from start to finish with ownership and initiative.

Teen Reach facilitators, all Oklahoma professional film makers and creative field experts, guide the students on the project but empower them to make decisions and solve problems on their own. These skills and experiences allow the students to consider creative career choices that they wouldn’t have otherwise, due to where they are from, where they live or what they look like. Most Teen Reach students start the program with no thought of having a career in film production, but soon learn how possible that can be. This new outlook on school, career and life along with new skills and a sense of accomplishment can lead to great things in their future.

This is why Inclusion In Art started the Teen Reach program, the only program of it’s kind in our area. Teen Reach (and all programs of Inclusion In Art) can’t exist without the support of our working partners, sponsors, granting organizations, members and individuals just like yourself. Please consider supporting Inclusion In Art programming by buying an individual, family or artist membership, sponsoring an event or by making a tax-deductible donation.

In COLOR Indie Film Festival

After the panel and short intermission, we will be showcasing films created by talented independent professional filmmakers from Oklahoma and beyond! Tickets needed for 4:00-8:00pm films and after party:

  • 4:00-4:08pm Project Unlabeled: I Define Me (digital story telling) by Valerie Vaughn Rated G Talk 4:10-4:20pm
  • 4:25-4:55pm My Father John Doe (documentary) by Kel Mcqueen PG Talk 5:00-5:10pm
  • 5:15-5:35pm Clayfist (drama) by Skyler Lawson Rated PG-13 mature adult theme
  • 5:40-5:55pm Toxin (action adventure) by Robert Parham R rated violence, some strong language 5:40-5:55pm Talk 6:00-6:10pm
  • 6:15-6:25pm Kill Shift (sci fi) by Marlon Ladd PG-13 violence, strong language Talk 6:30-6:40pm
  • 6:45-6:55pm Deviants (comedy) by Melissa Sue Lopez R rated crude adult humor, sexual innuendo Talk 7:00-7:10pm
  • 7:15:-8:00pm Violet (horror) by Mark Jackson 45 minutes Rated PG-13 Talk 8:05-8:15pm

The In COLOR celebration concludes with a special social gathering with filmmakers, Inclusion In Art board members and supporters like you. We promise great food, a cash bar and DJ Mass to conclude this eclectic evening! Dress for In COLOR is party-business casual. For an itinerary of programming planned for In COLOR, visit our website at


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