Young Tucson filmmaker Samantha Visbal, 15, is the winner of Pima County Public Library’s Summer Video Shootout for her entry, “Something Wicked”.
The library announced Visbal’s win last week. Twenty Pima County youths received training and mentoring during the summer to create short films as a part the program, which encourages youth voices, creativity, participation in the arts and literacy, according to the library.
Through workshops and mentoring, each participant wrote, directed and edited a short video about books or the library. The videos premiered at The Loft Cinema, where each teen spoke about the program and answered questions from the audience.
Participating were The Friends of the Pima County Public Library, Pan Left Productions, Kino Weed and Seed and The Loft.
To see this year’s videos, go to www.library.pima.gov/teenzone/ trailers/.