The 7th Annual Concrete Stories:
BRIC Youth Media Festival, Virtual Edition
Concrete Stories: BRIC Youth Media Festival is planned, promoted, designed, and judged entirely by media-savvy Brooklyn high school students as part of the BRIC Youth Media Fellowship Program.
Concrete Stories aims to promote conversations around the power and potential of young people by showcasing authentic, entertaining, eclectic, inspiring, and courageous works by NYC-affiliated youth media makers under the age of 21. This special red carpet event features the screening of a collection of short docs, fiction film, music videos, and animation created by highly competitive and talented creators. Awards are given for directing, storytelling, cinematography, and editing.
This year's festival will be our first virtual edition, to be held on Zoom and streamed on YouTube:
THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED, THANK YOU FOR APPLYING
Send us your short films, documentaries, music videos, experimental films, and animations!
Awards will be given for Directing, Storytelling, Cinematography, Editing, and Best Overall short.
Guidelines for Submission:
1. Media makers must be under 21-years-old and based in New York City
2. Videos must be under 10 minutes
3. Each media maker can submit up to 2 projects (must submit separate forms)
4. Videos must be in 720 or 1080
5. Videos must be predominantly youth-made]
A Look at 2019 Concrete Stories Award Recipients:
The Art of Parenting (9min) | Winner of the Concrete Stories Award
This is a story of addiction and how it affects a mother’s relationship with her children.
By Aliyah Warr, Destinii Yearwood, Kimberly Cox, Olivia Paul, Joel Saguero, Diego Rojas-Marin, Rakeem Francois, Jaylin Gonzalez, Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School.
FULLY Addicted (9min) | Best Directing
As low income communities in Brooklyn struggle to afford a nutritious lifestyle, eating healthy has become a new segregation. This film explores the disparity of healthy selections available in low-income communities compared to higher-income, as well as the impacts of this inequality on society.
By Nadir Hepburn, Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School.
WITHOUT (7 min) | Best Editing
Grappling with the woes of loneliness and dread, Elias and Sol wander New York City searching for freedom.
By Sabrina Vozikis, Michelle De La Rosa, Imani Koroma, Dante Fuller, Zion Baldwin, Sarah Yearwood, Yiqin Zhang, Dania Rodriguez, Miranda-Sofia Ranghelli-Duran, DCTV.
Lost and Found (9 minutes) | Best Cinematography
A boy receives a bicycle for his birthday and marks it with a unique sticker. He enjoys the gift for a while and is devastated when it is abruptly stolen from him. When he sees a matching bicycle with the same identifying sticker he steals it back, only to realize later that it might not have been his.
By Victor Kaplan, Aaron Fink, St. Ann’s School.
Cruelty-Free (10 mins) | Best Acting
A tender, young vegan joins a sorority.
By Daphne Parkhill, Reel Works.