Announcing “Beyond the Peaks: Filmmaking 101” Workshop!

Join us at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh on November 28th, from 10AM-2PM, for a free “Filmmaking 101” Workshop!

Learn key audio/video techniques and storytelling best practices, and gain insight into the Beyond the Peaks Festival entry categories during a one-day workshop, open to students and teachers. Culminating with optional group work time and 1-on-1 sessions with professional media-makers, this is a great chance to enhance your skills while meeting peer film and video buffs from across the region.

Sign up today to reserve your spot! Registration is limited and closes on Monday, November 21st.

Who can attend the workshop?

– High school students in NY, VT, and QC (up to 4 students and 1 teacher per school)
– Homeschool students (up to 4 students and 1 adult chaperone per group)

Workshop schedule

10 – 11:30AM
Guided workshop

11:30AM – 12PM
Lunch provided by Mountain Lake PBS

12 – 1PM
Guided workshop

1 – 2PM
Optional group work time and 1-on-1 sessions with workshop instructor

Where is the workshop?

The “Filmmaking 101” Workshop takes place at the Mountain Lake PBS station:
1 Sesame Street,
Plattsburgh, NY

Mountain Lake PBS is proud to present the Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival during the 2022-23 school year. Celebrating its 4th year showcasing student creativity and talent from across the region and beyond, teachers and students alike can learn the ins and outs of film-making while crafting films in a variety of genres.

Keep up-to-date with information on additional filmmaking workshops for students, resources for educators, and more with our Beyond the Peaks mailing list.

How to Submit Student Films

High school students, 9-12 grade, located in NY, VT, or QC are eligible to enter.

Create a student or teacher account on Skills21 Launchpad to begin exploring tutorials, resources, and step-by-step instructions on how to successfully submit your completed film entries! Film entry categories include Documentary, PSA, Drama, Comedy, and Open Theme.

Submissions are due by April 30th with winners announced at an end-of-school year Red Carpet Showcase. The top three winners will receive a cash prize and video supplies!

Storytelling & Filmmaking Resources on PBS LearningMedia

Check out our PBS LearningMedia collection, “Storytelling and Filmmaking”, for classroom-ready resources, tools and tips to help your student filmmakers succeed.

This collection of resources supports diverse skill building and hands-on learning opportunities for students focused on digital storytelling and media creation, amplifying youth voices, and encouraging careers in video production and filmmaking.