COFTM are helping high school students from across the State of Colorado to attend film programs, including the University of Colorado Denver’s LYNX media camp, a summer immersion program for high school students meant to act as a preview for the programs provided by the College of Arts & Media. The two-week LYNX camp exposes students to the skills they need to pursue and thrive a career in film and music. Over the years, COFTM has supported students from Crested Butte, Lafayette, Longmont and Greeley. The scholarships help the students attend the camp and get a jumpstart on their future careers, reinforcing a dream that may have seemed unattainable.
The scholarships COFTM provides isn’t just for those looking to attend a workshop. In 2015, students from the Ute Mountain Tribe in Towoac wrote, performed, directed, and produced a short film called “Escape,” discussing the struggles and suffering of Native American youth, such as poverty, drug use and epidemic suicide. COFTM provided a scholarship to these students, allowing them to attend a screening of their film at the University of Colorado Denver.