Don’t miss! Richmond’s RYSE Youth Center to hold first film festival Saturday

Public meeting on 12th and Macdonald project set for Thursday

An important, must-see film festival will be held in Richmond this Saturday.

At 7 p.m., the RYSE Youth Center is set to present its first film festival, “Truth Be Told: Justice Through My Eyes” at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street (near Macdonald Ave.).

The festival will feature youth films that were limited to less than 12 minutes. Filmmakers from ages 13-24 were offered the opportunity to express themselves via any equipment, from fancy cameras to iPhones. The festival emphasized social justice concerns, particularly juvenile and criminal justice, the nonprofit For Richmond reported.

An award ceremony will be held following the films.

“This event was created to highlight and empower youth voices and visions through film and will showcase riveting works by young filmmakers from across California,” said Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, who one of the founders of the RYSE Center.

Tickets for the festival are on sale here.