NY Shout Out: Youth Media Festival

NY Shout Out flyer

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:

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 imageYouthFX 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.

Link: http://grandarts.org/programs/youthfx/


More about the collaborating Youth Media organizations:

Green Guerrillas logoGreen 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.

Link: http://www.guerrilla-griots.org/greenguerrillas.html

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 logoBuffalo 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.

Link: http://www.squeaky.org/bymi