Youth Film Academy to Open Its Newest Division Catering to Teenagers in Metro Washington DC Area

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The only film school in the United States created specifically for teenagers and young adults will launch its new division and introduce teens to the world of film, television and directing.

Teenagers and young adults are exposed to vast multiple-media platforms in so many different areas of their lives today so we created this division of the Youth Film Academy to provide a comparable learning environment for these teenagers and young adults to master techniques in directing, editing and filmmaking which they can apply to their future careers.

Youth Film Academy Founder and President, George Caceres, announced today the opening of his latest division of the Youth Film Academy which will be located in Vienna, Virginia, across the street from the acclaimed Tysons Center Court and about a forty minute drive from Washington D.C. This division of the Youth Film Academy is the first film school established exclusively for teenagers and young adults. The Youth Film Academy teaches teenagers and young adults the craft making of television and filmmaking. Youth Film Academy students are taught specialized directing techniques, acting skills and cutting edge film technology from a curriculum that has been specifically designed by top Hollywood film industry professionals. The Youth Film Academy objective is to create artists who will revolutionize the quality and integrity of future multi-media entertainment.

"We're thrilled to be opening a new division of the film academy here in the Washington D.C. area," said YFA President, George Caceres. "Teenagers and young adults are exposed to vast multiple-media platforms in so many different areas of their lives today so we created this division of the Youth Film Academy to provide a comparable learning environment for these teenagers and young adults to master techniques in directing, editing and filmmaking which they can apply to their future careers."

Youth Film Academy founding members have had vital roles in directing, producing, financing and casting some of today's most successful Hollywood entertainment projects. They have gathered to create a unique film and television curriculum that is geared towards today's quickly changing, fast-paced entertainment industry. Their projects include Disney Channel television shows like 'Hannah Montana', 'High School Musical', 'Corey in the House', 'That's So Raven', 'Wizards of Waverly Place', The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Camp Rock. Youth Film Academy founders are also responsible for hit movies like 'The Matrix', 'What Women Want', M'ystic Pizza', 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', 'Material Girls' and 'Bratz'.

Youth Film Academy directing students will be taken through a rigorous program. On the first day of YFA directing classes, each student will be given their own state-of-the-art digital video camera and will be asked to start filming a short film.

YFA directing students will be taught to scout for locations, shoot their own film, edit their short in YFA's technologically advanced editing bay and present their finished product to YFA's other student body, faculty and visiting Hollywood industry teachers.

"From their first day, Youth Film Academy young artists will be immersed in the world of entertainment here in the Washington D.C. area," says George Caceres. "Youth Film Academy students will have an opportunity to submit their work to film festivals and television channels. Most importantly, through our numerous Hollywood connections, our young artists will get to show their work to top industry professionals establishing a powerful link between the Washington D.C. area and Hollywood."

For more information on the Youth Film Academy please go to http://www.youthfilmacademy.com or call 703-891-7888.

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