BRANSON, Mo. –Award-winning producer and photojournalist Russ Weston will return to instruct the next generation of filmmakers at FilmFest 4-H, Aug. 6-8 in Branson.

Now in its second year, the annual festival draws 11- to 18-year-old youth from across the country to participate in expert instruction from industry professionals.

A winner of four Emmy and six Telly awards, Weston is known for specializing in extreme remote locations, including live broadcasts from places like Alaska, Greenland and Iceland.

Many viewers will recognize National Geographic’s current “Amish Out of Order” series, for which Weston served as director of photography.  His extensive client list includes the BBC, Discovery Channel, Late Night with David Letterman, NASA and all major television networks. 

FilmFest 4-H attendees are expected to benefit from his mastery of visual storytelling techniques, wide range of technical skills and more than 30 years of experience shooting in some of the world’s most distant and challenging locations.

Other presenters will include casting director Joni Tackette and writer-director Sandy Tung. For more information, visit the FilmFest 4-H website at

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