Concrete Stories, BRIC's Youth Media Festival, is a showcase of media produced by Brooklyn-affiliated youth under the age of 21, celebrating talented young media makers who are telling their stories through short films and animations. Concrete Stories is produced and curated by a group of media-savvy local high school students as part of the BRIC Youth Media Education Internship Program. Meet the 2018 Youth Media Fellows!


FESTIVAL EVENT:

The 5th annual BRIC Youth Media Festival took place on May 30, 2018. Youth Media Fellows reviewed over 75 entries, carefully select the winning films. Two screenings took place in the BRIC Ballroom in which those films receiving awards were shown, and the filmmakers were honored. View some of the winning films at the bottom of this page. 


The 2018 BRIC Youth Media Festival Fellows

SUBMISSIONS TO CONCRETE STORIES:

Send us your short films, documentaries, music videos, and animations! Awards will be given for Directing, Storytelling, Cinematography, and Editing. See submission guidelines below, and submit via the Submittable interface (link below).  

Guidelines for Submission:

1) Media Makers must be under 21-years old and Brooklyn-affiliated (either reside in Brooklyn, go to school in Brooklyn, or be a member of a Brooklyn-affiliated organiztion).

2) Videos must be under 10 minutes.

3) Each Media maker can submit up to 3 projects.

4) Videos must be HD (720 or 1080).

5) Videos must be predominantly youth-made.

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A Sampling of 2018 Concrete Stories Finalists:

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CONCRETE STORIES AWARD:
The Last Goodbye
Nadir Hepburn, Marquez Lighty, Dalia Turner, Stephon Clark, Emanuel Bishop, Diego Alvarez, Taurus Smiley, Kimberly Leiba, Joshue Petion, Shaking Orane

On the eve of an apocalyptic storm, a frantic New York City evacuates via the only transportation left - train. Amongst those with tickets for the last train are a mother and son whose estranged and hopeless father who does not have a ticket, decides he must say his last goodbye. (8 min)

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
It's Better to Forget
Eden Beech, Tate Beech, Matthew Kodsi, Hannah Dono, Noah Louis, Noam Oster, Spencer Wagner
Automatic Studios

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BEST STORYTELLING:
Hipsters Go Home
Eden Ayala, Reel Works
Natives from Far Rockaway discuss the beauty of the community and what makes it so unique. Also discussing gentrification in Rockaway beach and what they feel these newcomers should do to accommodate everyone. (10 mins)