The HCFS mission is to encourage discovery through visual storytelling – creating experiences that educate, inspire and engage. In 2017, to expand our education outreach and capitalize on film industry professionals being in Fredericksburg during the annual Hill Country Film Festival, we created an initiative called Focus on Film.
Focus on Film puts filmmakers or a panel of filmmakers in local classrooms to speak with students on a variety of visual arts topics (screen writing, acting, independent filmmaking, etc) during the festival. Our first year of Focus on Film was warmly received by school administrators and students alike. We are thrilled for the opportunity to provide local youth an opportunity to learn firsthand from filmmaking professionals.