From social distancing to social justice, young filmmakers have a lot on their minds right now. To help them develop media making skills and amplify their stories, AT&T and WarnerMedia joined together to support Ghetto Film School’s nationwide film challenge, Film Credits. Individuals were invited to reflect on the current state of their world and submit stories of determination and action.
The winning videos, showcased below, cover important topics ranging from mental health to friendship to the power of human connection.
Youth Voices Collective
In 2020, AT&T and CNN launched the AT&T Youth Voices Collective to support student expression and teach writing and journalism skills at a moment when young people are looking for ways to speak out. Youth Voices Collective provided instruction and publishing opportunities to thousands of students across the U.S., especially those in underserved communities, in collaboration with 826 National, VOX ATL, and Six Feet of Separation.
The students from each of these organizations were invited to ask journalism-focused questions of CNN10 anchor Carl Azuz, covering topics ranging from effective newswriting to checking sources.
This year, AT&T expanded the AT&T Youth Voices Collective programming in collaboration with Fresh Films to give students a platform to share their views on the digital divide, social justice and climate justice issues. The winning films and young filmmakers are invited to participate in New York’s famed Tribeca Film Festival. While there, students will also visit the WarnerMedia Innovators Lab, where they’ll interact with the latest in filmmaking technology.
Watch the winning films
TCM Presents Women Make Film: Next Gen Filmmakers
TCM and WarnerMedia have partnered with re:imagine/ATL for the TCM Presents Women Make Film: Next Gen Filmmakers program. With the support of WarnerMedia, re:imagine/ATL’s No Comment program helps students ages 14-19 to write, produce, film and pitch their films giving them the experience and support system needed as they develop and refine their craft. The focus of the No Comment program aligns beautifully with the mission of TCM Presents Women Make Film. This is also an important part of TCM and WarnerMedia’s ongoing efforts and commitment to Diversity & Inclusion across all we do.
We are pleased to showcase this year’s winners for the TCM Presents Women Make Film: Next Gen Filmmakers program across the narrative and documentary categories.
Fresh Film’s Virtual Summer presented by AT& brought together young aspiring filmmakers from around the country, most of whom had no film experience, no equipment beyond a cellphone camera, and wouldn’t have been able to afford a summer program. Nearly 140 student filmmakers met virtually to create 2020 US Census PSAs or a social justice-themed short film. The results are clever, moving, and creative.
Fresh Films Virtual Summer
Fresh Films Virtual Summer presented by AT&T brought together young aspiring filmmakers from around the country, most of whom had no film experience, no equipment beyond a cellphone camera, and couldn’t attend an in-person summer program. Nearly 140 student filmmakers met virtually to create 2020 US Census PSAs or a social justice-themed short film. The results are clever, moving, and creative.
FACIUNI Becas is a scholarship program from DIRECTV Latin America LLC, founded in 2013. The program creates local and international opportunities for Latin America film students. Winners are selected from 9 countries and then compete for the grand prize - a scholarship to attend a summer filmmaking program with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, held at Warner Bros. Studios.