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Student Education

Creating tomorrow’s storytellers today. SeriesFest year-round education initiatives reach students across the country from primary school to university, discovering and celebrating the unique voice inside each student. Through diverse programs, focused curriculum, and national competitions, SeriesFest is shaping the next generation of storytellers, content creators, network executives, and audiences.

Check out our independent pilot competitions, scriptwriting competitions and professional development programs for additional opportunities to cultivate your episodic storytelling craft.

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Mobile Cinema Lab

Mobile Cinema Lab is a traveling program that brings video production and storyteller education into schools across Colorado. MCL features up-to-date film and audio equipment and instruction by professional filmmakers. We have a fully developed curriculum that guides students through writing, production, post-production and more. SeriesFest strives to inspire and celebrate the voice in every student and we believe it is our mission to break down barriers that limit access for students in our community.

As schools change and grow, the importance of visual literacy and 21st century skills becomes more and more important. Mobile Cinema Lab brings STEAM-based educational strategies to students and schools, offering both in-school education and extracurricular programs.

The program serves students 5th–12th grade.

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TV Pilot Academy Summer Camp

SeriesFest is bringing back its popular TV Pilot Academy for middle and high school students in summer 2022! For three weeks students will work as a team to create an original independent TV pilot through a writers room, full on-location production and a post production workshop. Following the creation, the original pilot will screen publicly as part of SeriesFest.

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SeriesFest Collegiate Fellows Program

SeriesFest invites undergraduate students from across the country to apply to attend the festival (May 5-11, 2022) as a Collegiate Fellow.


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Young Storytellers

SeriesFest is bringing the award-winning Young Storytellers Script To Stage program to the Denver. This is a free program for Denver-area elementary schools focused on encouraging the unique and individual voices of 5th grade students, Young Storytellers engages students through the art of storytelling using timeless techniques of mentoring, collaboration, and performance. We provide public school students with an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life.

Applications are currently open.

The program is open to Title 1 elementary schools in the Denver metro area.

To apply to become a Young Storytellers school email Sarah Jylkka at sarah@seriesfest.com or Neil Truglio at Neil@seriesfest.com


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SeriesFest Collegiate Spotlight

SeriesFest's University hub for all competitions, programs and opportunities

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