Dear Student Art Festival Participants, Donors, Sponsors, Board, and Friends,
What an exciting time! Student Art Festival Inc. (STARTFEST) has begun an adventure that will provide a truly memorable experience for all involved. I cannot express how grateful I am to have such a dedicated and enthusiastic board to help bring this vision to life. Through their hard work and determination, we are making great progress in connecting aspiring filmmakers with industry professionals!
With our website, social media and marketing campaigns, we begin to reach out to Florida high school and college students who want to further their education in the world of film and video production. We would like to become a beacon for youth education in the arts. In addition to our social media networks that are specifically tailored to the student filmmaker, we are preparing for our annual festival scheduled for June 7th and 8th, 2013 at the beautiful Athens theater located in Deland’s historic district.
I am excited to be a part of an already successful year and I am looking forward to continued successes as we progress on our journey. I must thank the Board, our donors, and the community at large for their support and encouragement. We are working as a team to provide new opportunities for students across the great state of Florida and expect to continue our education, exhibition and recognition of the arts well into the future!