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Designed for kids 3rd to 6th grade
Learn, create and have fun with peers
New Jersey's premier film festival completely for the youth! FREE for kids and teens was absolutely EPIC! GROUND BREAKING! AND HISTORICAL!
The festival was held on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the historic Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, New Jersey - in the auditorium room (an independent Just Be You Performing Arts event and not a library event)
CAN YOU SAY ENCORE!!!
We can't wait til Season 3 of the festival and we are already making plans!
Your support will help us keep this festival FREE FOR KIDS &TEENS - so please - be a sponsor!
THE 2018 & 2019 FESTIVAL WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
We made history during our 2nd Annual Just Be You Performing Arts Youth Film Festival, on August 29, 2019. We are proud to be the premier all youth driven, all youth made, all youth focused, exclusively for youth, film festival of New Jersey.
We were interviewed by the press the day of the festival - how exciting!!!
We were so thrilled to honor all the AWARD WINNING filmmakers, photographer. We screened over 33 films live at the festival. The audience was excited to see films from ALL OVER THE WORLD! As well as, homegrown films made in New Jersey!
Our first festival, held in September 2018; was so unique that it was featured in USA Today Home News Tribune in September 2018. What a huge milestone!
The Just Be You Festival is a celebration of all things Just Be You Performing Arts; film, theater, music, dance, fashion, comedy, and a live performances. This one of a kind festival; with a youth driven focus, featured engaging entertainment, education, and tons of fun, all by KIDS!!!!
The 2019 season is now over, but the energy is still very much alive!! We are already making plans for the 2020 season!
A SEASON OF PERFECT VISION - THAT IS WHAT 2020 MEANS - PERFECT VISION!!!
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Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, donors, and volunteers, for helping us make the festival a fabulous experience! We will award scholarships to kids for the 2019/2020 school-year!
We invite you to make a donation to help us continue creating events and programs for youth in the arts - click on our SPONSOR page and help us support the dreams of young performing artist and filmmakers! Any donation big or small makes a difference and we sincerely THANK YOU!
Just Be You Performing Arts was founded and created by accomplished actress, writer, director and producer, Mahogany Reynolds-Clarke; a champion for children, who wanted to develop an organization for kids, to inspire and mentor them to dream big. We were born in Rahway, New Jersey in 2014 and since then have grown up to be a strong platform for youth in the performing arts; as well as, emerging artists of all ages.
Over recent years, Just Be You Performing Arts have produced several innovative shows and events in New Jersey. Ranging from comedy, fashion, talent showcases, free workshops for kids, original plays and musicals. We are a diverse organization that strives to produce events with a spirit of excellence. We are excited about the new endeavors we're planning for 2019. The best is yet to come!
"Thank you so much for having Anna in the fashion show portion of the festival. She had a wonderful time and the information you provided about auditioning was very helpful. It was a great experience."
Christine Grasso, parent
"It was an honor to be a part of."
Festival Production Ambassador
"Love it! Thank you!!!"
Festival Production Ambassador
"The event yesterday looked to be awesome and encouraging to the youth. Big congratulations from all of us on a big success in only your first year. A big hug from here."
Tom Curak, festival official finalist, "Rails to the Beat" - Barcelona Spain
"Thank you very much for selecting my film as an award winner. I am greatly honored and humbled."
Jessica Robles, festival official Award Winner, Best Short Documentary Adult Division "Of a 6-Year-Old Girl" - Rahway, New Jersey
"Thank you so much. That is great news. Had a good time and there was a lot of talented students."
Chris Cullen, teacher of festival official Award Winner, Alex Lehotsky of "Double C" - Middletown, New Jersey
"We sure did make history!!!! It was a blessing to be a part of this!!!! Much love and thanks so much for entrusting me with the role of Host!!!"
"I am soooo very proud and happy for you. I will be reaching out soon to set up a new interview."
Live with Kaydee Barnett Radio Show
"Nothing but love. Let’s make it happen and thank you for all that you do for our young people."
Dupre "DoItAll" Kelly
Festival VIP Guest of Honor
Festival Emmy Award Worthy Sponsor
"I enjoyed the event. So many talented youngsters."
Photographer at the festival
"I think the festival was really good. The kids were really good too."
Festival Photographer in Training
Dupre "DoItAll" Kelly is a platinum selling recording artist of the legendary hip-hop group, Lords of the Underground, and was a key sponsor of the Just Be You Performing Arts Youth Film Festival in 2018 and he made an appearance at the festival with an uplifting speech to the kids.
Bella "BellaStar" Cruz is an award-winning artists. She travels and performs live at various competitions and events. BellaStar was the VIP Special Guest Performer at the Just Be You Performing Arts Youth Film Festival in 2018 and served as an inspiration to the children.
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