Community media groups in the Capital Region and surrounding regions are empowering young people to take back the media. Media offers a megaphone to the hearts and minds of young people. Come see the best of their work!
This youth media festival features the voices of youth active in organizations, including:
- Youth Media Sanctuary, with Missing Link Street Ministries and Upstate Girls; Troy
- Youth FX; Albany
- Y-MAP, Time and Space Limited; Hudson
- Green Guerrillas; Ithaca
- Tech Valley High School; Rensselaer
- Access LPCTV; Ludlow, VT
- Buffalo Youth Media Institute, Squeaky Wheel; Buffalo
- Niskayuna High School; Niskayuna
- Children’s Media Project; Poughkeepsie
A “Be the Media” workshop for teenagers will take place earlier in the day, from 1-5. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Join us for a “meet the youth media makers” potluck at 6 PM!
Co-sponsored by NY Media Alliance “Youth Media Sanctuary,” and Youth FX with Grand Street Community Arts.
More about the sponsors:
NY Media Alliance, at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, has developed rapidly as an engaged member of the economically disadvantaged neighborhood of North Central/ Uptown Troy, supporting desperately needed independent local voices through media arts workshops, production, & internships.
YouthFX seeks to inspire and empower youth in Albany’s South End neighborhoods through an understanding and hands-on exploration of the creative and technical aspects of digital film making. YouthFX is a proect of Grand Street Community Arts, an arts center in historic St. Anthony Church.
More about the collaborating Youth Media organizations:
Green Guerrillas are a grassroots collective of youth, a project of Guerilla Griots, a Human Rights Media Arts Center in Ithaca. Green Guerillas is an innovative, grassroots job-training program which teens, who make their own media by analyzing important social, political, economic and environmental issues which affect their lives.
TSL Youth Media Arts Program (TSL Y-MAP), coordinated by artist educator Ryder Cooley, a visual and performance artist and musician, is both a beacon for change in Upstate New York and a national model, providing its community with an arts organization that is committed to constructing relationships on a local level.
Buffalo Youth Media Institute is a community history and youth media program targeting the diverse population of young people living in Buffalo and surrounding areas. Combining media production, media literacy, and cultural studies in a 6 month curriculum, our youth producers work with professional filmmakers and members of the community to create their own self-directed documentaries about Buffalo. Each year the Buffalo Youth Media Institute chooses a theme that explores local history, culture and social issues of Buffalo.