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Concrete Stories: The 7th Annual BRIC Youth Media Festival

Concrete Stories is a showcase of media produced by New York City youth under age 21. The festival is organized and curated by BRIC’s Youth Media Fellows, a group of media-savvy high school students.

 

Meet the 2020 Youth Media Fellows!


FESTIVAL EVENT:

Thursday, May 28, 2020
6:30 - 8:30PM
BRIC House, 647 Fulton St, Downtown Brooklyn
FREE | RSVP HERE >>

Submit Your Film! 
Deadline: April 13, 2020 

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 2019Concrete 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.