Helen Stephenson

Helen Stephenson

Director, Yavapai College Film and Media Arts Program; Executive Director, Prescott Film Festival

Screenwriter, marketing/pr and film festival director in Prescott, Arizona

About Helen

Re-tooled, re-vamped, re-launched! I'm thrilled to be the Director of the Yavapai College Film and Media Arts Program, which is a focused, innovative and hands-on one-year certificate program with classes on the YC Verde Valley and Prescott Campuses. Our over-arching focus is on storytelling, and we teach skills across the media - narrative, doc, commercial and client-based video. Students use industry standard software like Movie Magic Screenwriter, EP's MM Budgeting and Scheduling. Our instructors are degreed with hands-on experience. Additionally I am YouTube Certified and will be teaching a class on the subject at Yavapai College starting in August, 2015. More info can be found here: https://www.yc.edu/v5content/academics/divisions/ctec/film-media.htm

As my volunteer passion, I'm the Founder and Executive Director of the Prescott Film Festival, where I provide vision and direction for the festival. Details on the Prescott Film Festival can be found on our website, www.prescottfilmfestival.com, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/prescottfilmfest

My background: I'm a writer/producer and have been in the film and video business for over 20 years. I'm an Arizona native and received my college education at California State University, Long Beach where I graduated with a degree in Radio/TV and began my professional career in the news department at KTTV Los Angeles. I later established my own production company making commercials, training videos, documentaries and feature length films. My writing and production skills have been contracted by many Fortune 500 and other well known companies such as JCPenney, Scaled Composites, Kaiser Permanente and Golden State Foods.

Name: Helen Stephenson

Lives in: Prescott, Arizona

Company: Director, Yavapai College Film and Media Arts Program; Executive Director, Prescott Film Festival

Occupation: Screenwriter, Marketing/pr, Film Festival Director and Narrator

Unique traits: YouTube certified, Instructor


  • arizona state

  • California State University-Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)

  • Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA)

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