Selected EVC Awards

EVC Videos have been honored with numerous awards over these 30 years. Below is a listing of some of these distinctions. To view selected awards, click on the film titles.

2371 Second Avenue: An East Harlem Story
  • JVC Tokyo Video Festival, Presidents Award, 1987
  • National Educational Film and Video Festival, Bronze Apple, 1987
  • U.S. Student Film & Video Festival, Outstanding Achievement, 1987
  • Hometown USA Video Festival, Winner of Student Category, 1987
  • London International Amateur Film & Video, Gold Seal Award, 1988
360 Degrees of Violence

Prized Pieces: The National Black Programming Consortium Inc Annual Program Awards, Special Merit, 1993

Abortion: Past, Present, Future
  • National Educational Film & Video Festival, Gold Apple Award, 1990
  • London International Film & Video Festival, Gold Seal Award, 1990
  • Atlanta Film & Video Festival, Best Student Video, 1990
  • Canadian International Film & Video Festival, Three Stars Award, 1990
  • Hometown USA Video Festival, Finalist, Programming by Youth, 1990
  • Suffolk County Film and Video Festival, Certificate of Merit, 1990
AIDS: Fact Over Fears
  • San Antonio Cine Fest, Emerging Artist Award, 1989
  • Canadian International Film & Video Festival, Two Stars Award, 1989
  • National Educational Film and Video Festival, Silver Apple Award, 1990
  • London International Amateur Film & Video, Gold Seal Award, 1990
  • Suffolk County Film & Video Festival, 1st Prize Student Documentary, 1990
Alienated: Undocumented Immigrant Youth

Locomotion International Youth Film Festival, Best Documentary Award

All Flash, No Cash

Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, Platinum Award, 2002

All That I Can Be
  • Interviews shot by YOTV students included in Eugene Jarecki’s Why We Fight, grand-jury award winner at this year’s Sundance International Film Festival, February 2005
  • 1st Annual Media That Matters Film Festival, Economic Justice Award
  • Shortie Awards Video & Animation Competition, Certificate of Excellence, 2005
Are You Game?

Westport Youth Film Festival, Best Documentary, 2009

Artie: Down and Out on the Bowery

International Student Media Festival, Third Place in Videotape/News Documentary, 1991

At One Time or Another: How Teens Grieve

CINDY Competition, Gold CINDY Award, 2000

AWOL From Fatherhood

National Black Programming Consortium’s Prized Pieces International Film and Video Competition, Special Merit, 1998

Blacks and Jews: Are They Really Sworn Enemies?
  • Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, Finalist, 1992
  • National Educational Film and Video Festival, Silver Apple ,1992
  • 17th Annual Atlanta Film & Video Festival, Best Social Critique, Honorable Mention, 1992
Breaking Through Stereotypes
  • WorldFest Houston, Silver Award, 1994
  • National Educational Media Network, Silver Apple Award, 1994
  • 5th New England Children’s Film & Video Festival, Finalist, 1994
Crack Clouds over Hell’s Kitchen
  • Project 6 Awards, High School Programs, 1st Place, 1998
  •  JVC Tokyo Video Festival, Special Merit, 1998
  • 38th Annual International CINDY Competition, Silver CINDY, 1998
  • National Educational Film and Video Festival, Gold Apple, 1998
  • Birmingham International Education Film Festival, Best Health and Physical Education Video, 1998
  •  Athens International Film & Video Festival, Winner in Documentary, 1989
  •  London International Amateur Film Festival, Silver Seal Award, 1989
Double Negative Lesson
  • The Downtown Community Television Center Community Video Festival, 2nd Place, 1983
  • Video Culture Canada, Grand Prize in Student Video, 1983
  • Atlanta Film & Video Festival, Finalist, 1984
Droppin’ Out/Droppin’ In

National Black Programming Consortium, Inc., Content Shorts Special Merit

Free to Be Me

38th Annual International CINDY Competition, Silver CINDY Award, 1991

Gender Power
  • Strong Families Online Youth Film Festival, 2015
  • The doGooder Video Awards, 2014
  •  Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival, 2014
Growing Apart

BlackStar Film Festival, 2015
Greenwich Village Film Festival, 2015
International Family Film Festival, 2015
Tower of Youth’s 19th Annual North American All Youth Film & Education Day, 2015

Guns (And the Lives They Leave Holes In)
  • National Educational Media Network, Bronze Apple Award, 1996
  • CINDY Competition, Bronze CINDY Award, 1996
  • 39th San Francisco International Film Festival, Certificate of Merit, 1996
Huddlin’ in the Chill: Homeless Youth
  • 10th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival, Honorable Mention, 1988
  • London International Amateur Film & Video Competition, 1988
Home Sweet Gone
  • 10th Annual Suffolk County Film & Video Festival, 1st Prize, Student Documentary, 1993
  • Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, Certificate of Merit-Finalist, 1994
Hip Hop: A Culture of Influence
  • Cindy Competition, Silver Award, 1999
  • Cindy Competition, Bronze Award, Fall 2000
  • Rochester International Film Festival, Honorable Mention, 1999
  • Hip Hop Odyssey International Film Festival, Honorable Mention, 1999
Hard Times in Cypress Hills
  • Association of Visual Communicators, Gold CINDY Award, 1991
  • National Educational Film & Video Festival, Bronze Apple, 1991
  •  IAC International Film and Video Festival, Bronze Seal, 1991
  • Suffolk County Film & Video Festival, Winner Student Category, 1991
It’s Not About Sex

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the ALA Notable List of DVD & Videos for Young Adults, 2008

Letta’s Family
  • National Educational Film & Video Festival, First Place, 1986
  • Hometown USA Video Festival, First Place, 1986
  • Birmingham Educational Film Festival, Best Americana Video, 1988
Life Under Suspicion
  • Media for a Just Society Award, 2014
  • NYCLU Freedom of Expression Contest, 2012
Media Youthanasia
  • Worldfest Charleston/Charleston International Film Festival, Gold Award, 1997
  • San Francisco International Film Festival, Golden Spire, 1998
  • National Educational Media Network, Bronze Apple Award, 1998
Mind Over Destruction

Prized Pieces: The National Black Programming Consortium Inc Annual Program Awards, Special Merit, 1992

Nicaragua: Through Our Eyes

JVC Tokyo Video Festival, Work of Special Distinction, 1989

NYC and the Hudson River: Downstream and Up a Creek
  • New York Expo of Short Films, Special Jury Prize, 1989
  • Suffolk County Film & Video Festival, Certificate of Merit, 1989
  •  London International Amateur Film Festival, Gold Seal Award, 1989
  • Canadian International Annual Film Festival, Special Commendation
Out Youth in Schools

Nashville Independent Film Festival, Best Young Filmmaker, 1998

Patriarchy is Malarkey!

Women of African Descent Film Festival, Juror’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary

People or Puppets?

Brooklyn Arts Council’s Seventh Annual Women of African Descent Film Festival, Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking, 2008

Policing the Police

Suffolk County Film and Video Festival, Finalist, 1988

A Pseudo Star is Made

New York National High School Film Festival, Best Editing, 1997

Racism: the Internal Madness

Suffolk County Film & Video Festival, Certificate of Merit, 1990

Rap It Up!
  • National Black Programming Consortium, Special Merit Award, Teens Category
  • INTERCOM ’94 International Communication Film & Video Festival, Certificate of Merit Award, Student Video-Music Category
Self Construct: Questions of Identity

Brooklyn Arts Council’s 35th International Film and Video Festival, Certification of Participation, 2001

Someplace to Call Home
  • National Educational Media Network, Gold Apple Award, 1994
  •  San Francisco International Film Festival, Silver Spire Award, 1994
  •  National Black Programming Consortium, Community Choice Award, 1994
Sometimes the Silence Can Seem So Loud: Teen Suicide

Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s Youth Channel, Best Series Award

Still Standing
  • Reel Teens Film Festival, Best Short Documentary, 2007
  • 7th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival, Jury Award, 2007
  • WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival, Bronze Remi Award, 2007
  •  Columbia University National Undergraduate Film Festival, Outreach Award, 2008
  • CINE Golden Eagle, 2007
That’s What They Call Art!
  • Sinking Creek Film/Video Festival, Juror’s Merit Award, 1993
  •  San Francisco International Film Festival, Special Jury Award, 1993
  • National Educational Film & Video Festival, Gold Apple Award, 1993
To Pull Together

BCHS, Harambe Award, June 2013

To Serve and Protect
  • National Education Film and Video Festival, Gold Apple Award, 1991
  • National Educational Film and Video Festival, Gold Apple Award, 1993
Trash Thy Neighbor
  • National Educational Film & Video Festival, Gold Apple, 1991
  •  CINDY Competition, Gold CINDY Award, 1990
  • JVC’s Tokyo Video Festival, Work of Special Distinction, 1990
  • Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Cash Award Winner, 1990
  • Birmingham International Film Festival, Best Independent Student Production, 1990
Tube Babies
  • CINDY Competition, Silver CINDY Award, 1994
  • National Black Programming Consortium, Honorable Mention, 1994
  • Cultural Affairs, Documentary and Community Choice Award, 1994
Unequal Education: Failing Our Children
  • CINDY Competition, Silver CINDY Award, 1993 112. International Monitor Awards, Finalist, 1993
  • National Education Film and Video Festival, Bronze Apple, 1993
  • Worldfest Houston International Film and Video Festival, Silver Award, 1993
  • 13th Annual Council on Foundations Film and Video Festival, 1993
  • 37th San Francisco International Film Festival, Golden Gate Award, 1993
  •  PCTV International Film and Video Festival, Honorable Mention, 1993
  • Acclaimed documentary premiered nationally on the PBS series, Listening to America with Bill Moyers
  •  Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, Certificate of Participation, 1997
Viewing Between the Lines

National Education Film and Video Festival, Bronze Apple, 1991

The Vicious Cycle of Domestic Violence

CINDY Competition, Honorable Mention, 1995

Waiting To Inhale

National Youth Video and Film Festival, Certificate of Recognition, 1998

We the People
  • American Indian Film & Video Competition, Student Award, 1993
  • National Educational Film and Video Festival, Silver Apple, 1993
  • Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Director’s Citation, 1992
Youth Crime: Who’s to Blame?
  • National Latino Film and Video Festival, Honorable Mention, 1983
  • Big Muddy Film Festival, Jury Award, 1991