The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

EVC began with a simple idea: put video cameras in the hands of teenagers and teach them to go out into the city and craft stories about the world as they see it – with all its problems and possibilities. While the technology has changed over the past three decades, we've stayed true to our core values and mission through our after-school and summer Youth Documentary Workshops; New Media Arts Apprenticeship; Professional Development Programs; and Community Engagement and Dissemination Initiatives.

News & Events

  • Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2015 Youth Doc Workshop!

    EVC is now accepting applications for Basic and Advanced Youth Doc Workshops for this fall semester. The Advanced Youth Documentary Workshop (AYDW) workshop is set to begin Monday, September 28th, and the Basic Youth Documentary Workshop (BYDW) is set to begin Tuesday, September 29th, both......

  • EVC Launched “Bridging the Gap: Community & Police Justice” – The Spring 2015 NMAA Transmedia Site

    Bridging the Gap is the newest online project from EVC’s New Media Arts Apprenticeship. We’re proud that just this month, it won the prestigious Social Impact Award at the Emoti-con Youth Digital and Technology Challenge. This innovative project is designed to promote informed dialogue among youth,......

  • Thank You For Making Our Benefit Such A Great Success!

    Thank you for making our benefit screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center last Wednesday such an overwhelming success! We are extremely proud of our students for producing two extraordinary, thought-provoking films that explore teens’ mental health needs in schools and the separation of families due......

  • NMAA Youth Producers Website Launch: Wed, 6/10, 6pm

    EVC’s New Media Arts apprentices have been working all semester on a new interactive community website Bridging the Gap between Community and Police. Our interactive site has already been awarded a Social Impact Award at the Emoti-con Youth Digital and Technology Challenge this past month.The......

  • Join Us At EVC’s Annual Benefit and Premiere Screening

    This year, we are extremely excited to be honoring journalists Ray Suarez and Farai Chideya, in addition to longtime EVC Board Member Torrance York, and EVC graduate and technical director at Bloomberg News, Alex Soto. We are thrilled that U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Honorary Chair......

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