15 Oct Back to School with EVC
Another school year is beginning, which means EVC is as busy as ever offering documentary filmmaking programs to New York City high school students. We are excited to share these updates from our fully virtual programming and other important organizational news.
EVC CELBRATES LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH AND HISPANIC HISTORY MONTH
In honor of LGBTQ History Month and Hispanic History Month we are making two 2019 documentaries available that center the experience of our students. All Gays Go To Heaven features EVC youth producers exploring the connection between their religious upbringings and their sexuality. The Ones Who Bought Bushwick centers on gentrification and development in Brooklyn’s largest Hispanic-American community. You can watch these documentaries for free until October 15th.
EVC STUDENTS PRESENT AT JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
EVC students from our Spring 2020 semester had the honor of showing their film Quaranteens at the Uno Port Art Films Festival in Okayama, Japan and participating in a virtual Q&A session with Japanese high school students on October 3rd. We are so grateful for these opportunities for our students to participate in cross-cultural exchange. Now in their 10th year, Uno Port Art Films shows “edgy yet gentle” independent films from around the world under the theme “Life, Art, Film.”
EVC SUMMER STUDENTS EXPLORE MEDIA CAREERS
For the first time, we launched a virtual career exploration series, featuring media industry professionals who joined our New Media Arts students to speak about career pathways in the media world. Students had the opportunity to learn from a variety of people including journalists, independent documentary producers, and industry insiders from HBO, BronxNet, Mala Forever, and NBC. We are so grateful to the professionals who joined to help our students grow.
DOCS AND DIALOGUES CONTINUES
Our Docs & Dialogue screening series will continue on Thursday, October 29th at 6pm ET with a special screening of Journeys Through the Red, White, and Blue (2009). Get your tickets to this special documentary screening about the youth vote here.
WE WELCOME OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS
We are excited to announce that the EVC family has grown and are eager to introduce our newest Board members Tiffany Harrington from HBO and Jahaad J. Martin from JPMorgan Chase! Meet Tiffany and Jahaad here.