On June 1 & 2, the Bay Area Youth Media Network (BAYMN) in partnership with KQED will present BAYMN FEST, a free two-day interactive showcase of media produced by young folks ages 12-24, hosted at the San Francisco Public Library. Through screenings, workshops, a transmedia gallery, a makerspace, parties and networking opportunities, BAYMN FEST will be a place for young artists to share their work, meet their peers, acquire new tools, make their voices heard—and win cool prizes and media-making tools! It is a unique opportunity for youth, educators and the general public to celebrate the work of talented young media makers. We hope you will join us and be inspired.

We received over 300 youth-produced videos through our call for entries in a variety of categories including Science, Technology, & Innovation; Arts & Expression; and Social Justice & Community Engagement; and we have put together an exciting series of shorts programs that will screen throughout the weekend.

This event is open to the public. For educators, we encourage you to schedule time for your students to come and participate… or if you are out of school for the summer, to organize a group of young folks to attend. This event will be a great opportunity for young folks to connect with their peers who are passionate about making media, and it will give you the chance as an educator to immerse yourself in the youth media movement, network with other educators and even acquire some new skills. This festival is funded by Adobe Youth Voices and The AT&T Foundation.

To attend to this event, you must RSVP here — Below is a breakdown of the festival schedule, workshop schedule, and film program. Please reserve a spot for one of our workshops by filling out this form. Be sure to reserve spots for any or all of the days. And don’t forget about the BAYMN BASH reception on the evening of Saturday, June 1! And it’s all FREE!



Sat. June 1, 2013 Sun. June 2, 2013
10-12pm: Film Program – Adobe YV
2-3:30pm: Film Program One
4:30-6pm: Film Program Two
11-6pm: TransMedia Gallery
3:30-4:30pm: TransMedia Panel Discussion
11am-6pm: MakerSpace
12-1pm: DIY Demo
3-4:30pm: Expert Fair
6-10pm: “BAYMN BASH” Reception TILT at Ninth Street Independent Film Center
12-1:30pm: Film Program Three
2:30-4pm: Film Program Four
4:15-4:45pm: Final Awards & Prizes
12-4pm: TransMedia Gallery
12-4pm: MakerSpace
12-1pm: Demo with DIY

*Films in each film program are listed below

Workshop Schedule

Sat. June 1, 2013 workshops Sun. June 2, 2013 workshops
11:00am-1:00pm Science Stories with MeoGraph (KQED)
12:00-2:00pm Playing with 16mm Film (SFFS)
2:00-4:00pm Cloud Production (Ish and TILT)
3:30-5:30pm The Power of Grassroots Filmmaking (Global Lives)
12:30-2:30pm Digital Life (TILT)
2:00-4:00pm Social TV in the Classroom Say What? (ITVS)

*Limited Spaces. Registration for workshops is HERE

Film Program

Program One
Sat. June 1, 2 – 3:30pm
Program Two
Sat. June 1, 4:30 – 6pm
  1. Checkmate
  2. More Than Jobs
  3. Oculi
  4. The Horror
  5. Tour de Blob
  6. Trace a Moving Point
  7. Siri: aPhone4U
  8. Children Of Doomsday
  9. SETI
  10. Ingrained
  11. Realm Of Possibility
  12. Wait For Me
  13. Empedocles
  14. Global Kids Rio+20
  15. The Future We Want
  16. Things that Annoy People
  17. Blank Canvas
  1. Alredor
  2. Each One, Teach One; Haiti 2012
  3. In the Home
  4. Rosetta
  5. Looking For Henry Ebstein: Holocaust Survivor
  6. The Painted Girl
  7. Tattoo Removal Program Gives Young People New Start
  8. Through the Eyes of a Teen, A Look at Vertical
  9. Patrols in Public Housing
  10. It Was Ball At First Sight
  11. Self-Harm
  12. Traveller
  13. Wake Up Call: Time to Act on Climate Change
  14. Recipe for Love
Program Three
Sun. June 2, 12 – 1:30pm
Program Four
Sun. June 2, 2:30 – 4pm
  1. Black girls code
  2. Miles to go
  3. Barbie Doll LGBT Rights PSA
  4. Wrestling with Cancer
  5. Museums Rules
  6. Stardust
  7. The Hall Monitors
  8. Invisible Service: Korea Remembered
  9. Prop 37: California’s Food Fight
  10. Ubabalo
  11. My Phoenix
  12. Mind the Gap in Crown Heights
  13. Repeat (3x to a million)
  14. Losing to Violence – the Impact on Siblings
  15. CreaTV: Lemonade
  16. Painting San Francisco
  1. A Circus Act: West Oakland’s Kinetic Arts Center
  2. Our Anishinaabe Dream
  3. Summer in the Suburbs
  4. War and Peace From Oakland to the Middle East
  5. What’s Going On: The Youth Radio Remix
  6. Recognition: Young Parents in New Mexico
  7. Kenna’s Rebirth
  8. The 3 Man Date
  9. City Series: San Francisco
  10. Occupy Oakland
  11. Got Water?
  12. Liquid Nitrogen Makes Ice Cream “Cooler”
  13. Transphobia
  14. Learning Through Internships Actions Realized
  15. Don’t Play Games With Me


Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams is a filmmaker and media educator who has recently transplanted to Oakland from Los Angeles. He believes that you are what you eat and feels everyone should have a multitude of dietary options for self-realization. Matthew is the Educational Technologist at KQED.

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