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On the day of the festival, Saturday, April 29, 2023, all interested students, parents and teachers are invited to join us for the STUDENT FILMMAKER’S WORKSHOP taught by professionals in the industry!

LOCATION: Colonial Theater, 450 A Street, Idaho Falls, ID

TIME: 10:00am – 3:00ish, lunch provided

Click to access kiwanis-2021-handout.pdf

Handout for the workshop.


Clinician Bios:

Paul Jenkins 

Owner of: Intermountain Film & Video Productions

Idaho Falls

     Paul has taught the student filmmaker’s workshops every year of the festival. His work in television news included weekly contributions to CBS Sunday Morning News. Prior to establishing a film and video production company in 1972, he worked as a cinematographer and editor at a large film studio.

     He has done independent film and video production for all major networks and many cable channels. His work has appeared at the Statue of Liberty Museum and Epcot Center. Paul has been nominated for an “Emmy” and was awarded an “Indy” for best Industrial film production.

Josh Contor

  Josh Contor loves telling stories.  He wrote his first play in 2nd grade — a Musical Western (and was patiently told that killing the sheriff at the end was bad form), cast the entire class, made cardboard sets and staged a bank robbery with grease-pencil mustaches and cap-guns. Years later, his parents got him a Hi8 camera and iMovie, and Josh was hooked on making movies.

  Josh is a Kiwanis Teen Film Festival alumni, having been awarded Best Drama, Honorable Mention, Best Short Subject, Best Sports, and Best Documentary. He is a graduate of the BYU Media Arts program and freelances as a film technician in Utah.

Josh Beck

Josh is a farm boy from Burley Idaho who occasionally would be found at the community theater helping his mother out with her ballet productions. Josh is no stranger to the Kiwanis Teen Film Festival. After skipping high school prom year after year, he ended up winning the Best of Festival in 2016.  Josh is currently studying at Utah Valley University in the Digital Cinema program with a focus on becoming a Cinematographer.  Josh would like to thank Paul Jenkins and Josh Contor for being great mentors and friends.

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