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A Reason to Celebrate with EVC

Updated: Jan 13, 2022

CELEBRATING OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS Since we first started teaching young people to make documentaries 30 years ago, we’ve focused on helping them tell powerful stories that can make a difference in their communities, and develop their critical skills along the way.


On behalf of her team, EVC alum Raelene Holmes-Andrews accepts a Media for a Just Society Award for EVC documentary ‘Life Under Suspicion’ (2014).

We were never in this line of work for the fame and red carpet walks. But we’re very proud nonetheless of the recognition that our students and staff have received over the years through many noteworthy awards (too many to list here) including the JVC President’s Prize in 1987, an Emmy Award in 1988, the Coming Up Taller Award in 2001, the Media That Matters Economic Justice Award in 2006, and the Media for a Just Society Award in 2014.

Public recognition has come in many other forms as well, including commissions and pubic screenings at the Whitney Museum, the New Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, a front page feature in the New York Times Education Section, the selection by the Council on Foundations Film & Video Festival, an invitation to the White House, and a letter of commendation from US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

As we continue our year-long celebration of our 30th anniversary, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the many friends, family members, alumni, funders, filmmakers, educators, community activists, and government officials, who have supported and recognized our students’ inspired work and the dedicated staff who teach them. <br>

We hope you continue to join us in celebrating our success and accomplishments throughout our 30th year!


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EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshops and Professional Development Programs are made possible with generous support from: The Academy Foundation, The Brenner Family Foundation, the Brightwater Foundation, HBO, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, the National Board of Review, the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Partnership for a Healthier New York City, the Pinkerton Foundation, the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, The After-School Corporation, and the Milton A. & Roslyn Z. Wolf Family Foundation, and you.


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