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Producer: The Educational Video Centerâ€™s Youth Organizers Television (YO-TV) Program
Winner of the Jury Award
Luis Arcentales, Filmmaker
Luis Arcentales, 20, migrated from Ecuador, and has been living in Queens, New York for five years. In high school Luis and a group of classmates created the radio documentary Two Worlds Around Me. While working on Still Standing, Luis sharpened his camera and editing skills. Luis plans to major in history and minor in secondary education at Queens College, and also take film and media courses.
Vanessa Bateau, Filmmaker
Vanessa Bateau, 17, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Vanessa became interested in film after joining the HBO Young Filmmakersâ€™ Lab where she produced the documentary Scrolii. Vanessa will be attending Brooklyn College where she will continue to pursue a career in filmmaking as well as becoming a veterinarian.
Jeongwoon Eun, Filmmaker
Jeongwoon Eun, 23, is from Flushing, New York. She discovered an interest in filmmaking through a high school project called â€œBrave New World.â€ Her most recent work is a short film on monkeys in Costa Rica. In the next few years she looks forward to creating a short documentary about a youth entrepreneur.
Ines Morales, Filmmaker
Ines Morales. 18, currently resides in the Bronx, New York. After completing Still Standing and another documentary about teen suicide, Ines decided to pursue a career in the film industry. She currently takes media classes in college and plans on majoring in media communications. Ines believes that everything in life happens for a reason.
Adrianne Morraz, Filmmaker
Adrianne Morraz is a 20 year-old Latina from uptown Manhattan. She discovered her interest in filmmaking through various internships. Through EVC she further developed her filmmaking skills and her passion for creating media for social justice and awareness. In the spring of 2005 she co-produced the film Sometimes the Silence can Seem So Loud: a Look Into Teen Suicide. She is currently organizing a video production on LGBT youth. Adrianne looks forward to studying film in college.
Sergio Sanchez, Filmmaker
Sergio Sanchez, 18, is originally from Mexico and currently resides in the Bronx. He became interested in filmmaking while filming special occasions for his family. Prior to Still Standing, Sergio worked on two documentaries: Street Art and Is This Love? Sergio plans to take media classes at the City College of New York.
The Educational Video Center (EVC) is a not-for-profit media arts center that teaches documentary video production and media analysis to youth, educators and community organizers. EVCâ€™s mission is dedicated to the creative and community-based use of video and multi-media as a means to develop the literacy, research, public speaking and work preparation skills of at-risk youth.
Youth Organizers TV (YO-TV) provides an opportunity for the most talented graduates from EVCâ€™s High School Documentary Workshop to work as paid interns producing a documentary for a professional client. In this yearlong program, YO-TV members develop skills, contacts, and the confidence to bridge their transition between student life and the professional workplace. This is important for youth who have talent and commitment but canâ€™t afford to volunteer to gain necessary hands-on experience and personal contacts.
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