NEWS

BYKIDS TO PRESENT AT SXSW FILM FESTIVAL

BYkids has been chosen to present at SXSW Film Festival from over 4,000 applications. Holly Carter will be there with POET AGAINST PREJUDICE; filmmaker Faiza Almontaser; her uncle NYPD Captain, Jamiel Altahari; and one of our WNET/THIRTEEN colleagues.

BYKIDS ATTENDS THE NANTUCKET PROJECT 2016

Thanks to The Nantucket Project for so many authentic and unfiltered stories that unite and inspire us. Thanks to Kiva Iscol and Hearts on Fire for these wonderful days.

CONTENT MEDIA TO DISTRIBUTE BYKIDS FILMS INTERNATIONALLY

Thanks to our newest Board member, Janet Goldsmith, we have forged an international distribution partnership with Content Media. They will take the collection to MIPCOM and around the world.

COLLECTION

FULL FABRIC PUBLISHES A GREAT PIECE ON BYKIDS

Thanks Full Fabric for this fabulous piece!!

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BYKIDS NEXT FILM FROM SENEGAL

We found our filmmaker in Senegal! Ndèye Fatou Fall is a dynamic 13-year-old girl from the village of Keur Simbara. Her village abandoned female genital cutting and forced marriage since the late 90s and we are helping her explore how that has affected this young person’s life. Working with mentor Elizabeth Hummer, we are looking forward to our second film of our new series.

BYKIDS IS HONORED TO BE AN AWESOME WITHOUT BORDERS GRANTEE

We are grateful for the generous grant from Awesome Without Borders for the editing of our newest film from Nicaragua about climate change affecting coffee growing. MY BEAUTIFUL NICARAGUA is being made by 12-year-old Edelsin Mendez and mentored by Joyce Chopra.

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DAY OF TECH CONSULTING WITH MORGAN STANLEY

BYkids is chosen to participate in the Day of Tech Consulting with the volunteers from Morgan Stanley on Friday, July 14.

POETS AGAINST PREJUDICE SCREENED AT THE UNC WORLD VIEW’S GLOBAL EDUCATION TEACHER LEADER INSTITUTE IN CHAPEL HILL

BYkids was thrilled to screen POETS AGAINST PREJUDICE to your inspiring and inspired educators from around North Carolina. We look forward to bringing our films into your classrooms over the year to come. Big thanks to the incomparable Charle Lamonica and Julie Kinnaird.

BYKIDS HOSTS A FUNDRAISING DINNER AT CARBONE

It was a night to remember at Carbone! We were thrilled to screen a rough cut of our newest BYkids film made by a 12-year-old in Nicaragua who’s coffee growing family is being devastated by climate change. Pulitzer Prize-winning Robert Semple of The New York Times joined us to talk about these issues over dinner. Thanks to the generosity of these 33 supporters we are well on our way into Season Two on PBS.

DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED FEATURED AT CHICAGO’S COOK COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER

Congratulations to Maria Ceballos and mentor Susan Hoenig! DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED was featured at noon on Saturday, June 11th as part of the 2016 Global Girls Festival. The event was curated by female residents of the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center who “found the film truly compelling.”