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A Letter From Our President:

In this moment of profound reckoning for our country, I'm stunned by having witnessed so brazenly the ongoing consequences of whiteness being weaponized against Black bodies. I grieve for the Black lives taken from us: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. I'm also pained by the toll COVID-19 has taken on our country, our city, our borough, and our neighbors. KEEP READING >>

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.

Supported by:

Meet the 2020 Youth Media Fellows!


This year's festival will be our first virtual edition, to be held on Zoom and streamed on YouTube:

Thu, May 28, 2020 
6-8PM
Zoom & YouTube Live
(Zoom link opens at 5:50PM Day of Festival)
FREE
RSVP HERE to Receive Zoom Details >>


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. 

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