POET AGAINST PREJUDICE to Screen at the Mallorca International Film Festival and the Columbus International Film Festival
We are so proud of Faiza Almontaser for all the ways POET AGAINST PREJUDICE is promoting conversations about bullying, Islamophobia and immigration. It will screen in November at the Mallorca International Film Festival and the Columbus International Film and Video Festival.
FIRE IN OUR HEARTS to Showcase at the Adelaide Kids Film Festival
BYkids is proud to partner again with the Adelaide Kids Film Festival in Australia. They will screen FIRE IN OUR HEARTS on October 30.
BYkids Selected for the 18th United Nations Association Film Festival at Stanford University
POET AGAINST PREJUDICE will screen at the 18th Annual United Nations Association Film Festival at Stanford University at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 22.
POET AGAINST PREJUDICE Chosen for the 2015 Chicago International Chidren’s Film Festival
POET AGAINST PREJUDICE is chosen as one of 245 films out of 800 entries to screen at the 2015 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival from October 23-November 1. Join us at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 31!
BYkids Attends the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Foundation
BYkids attends the Annual Meeting for the Clinton Global Foundation to work towards our 2015 commitment to find and fund five new films for BYkids: Season Two on PBS. BYkids hosts a private meeting for 20 new partners and funders.
BYkids Featured on Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan
BYkids is featured in an interview on Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan on June 13th. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/1BdCuFw
POET AGAINST PREJUDICE at VisionFest2015 in NYC and the Nashville Film Festival
POET AGAINST PREJUDICE screens in April at the Nashville Film Festival, where Faiza Almontaser won the Watkins Young Filmmaker Award, and in May at the VisionFest2015 in NYC at the Tribeca Cinemas.
Welcome to Nina Damiecki from the Ross School
BYkids is thrilled to have Nina Damiecki from the Ross School with us for two weeks. We look forward to collaborating on screenings in the future and thank you for your invaluable help.
BYkids at Seth Godin’s “Brain Fest”
BYkids is invited to Seth Godin’s weekend brain fest, where we met 80 inspirational change makers.
POET AGAINST PREJUDICE Chosen for Hollywood Short Film Festival
POET AGAINST PREJUDICE screens as an Official Selection at the Hollywood Short Film Festival.
BYkids Films and Filmmakers Featured at the Doha Film Festival
Holly Carter takes Jayshree Janu Karpade and Faiza Almontaser to Qatar! The Doha Film Institute presents both FIRE IN OUR HEARTS and POET AGAINST PREJUDICE as part of the Education Above All event at the 2nd annual Ajyal Youth Film Festival in Doha, Qatar. Both Faiza and Jayshree present their films to packed theaters. http://on.fb.me/1BPRsBx
Announcing our Junior Executive Producers
BYkids is delighted to be working with two extraordinary college students in the new position of Junior Executive Producer. Isabelle Wheeler from St. Andrews and Rebecca Celli will work to produce two of our new films for Season 2 for PBS.
IFP and the UN Sponsor POET AGAINST PREJUDICE Screening
The Independent Film Project and the United Nations host a screening and panel discussion of POET AGAINST PREJUDICE in Brooklyn as YOUTH VOICES: PROMOTING TOLERANCE THROUGH STORYTELLING. http://bit.ly/1tUPbk2.
Meanwhile, FIRE IN OUR HEARTS screens at the Virginia Film Festival; for the Brearley Upper and Middle Schools in NYC, organized by intern, Jennah Gosciak; and our filmmaker, Jayshree Janu Khardade, is in India continuing to make history: http://bit.ly/1xNj1oL
POET AGAINST PREJUDICE Official Selection for Adelaide Kids Film Festival
In our ongoing partnership with the Adelaide Australia Kids Film Festival, POET AGAINST PREJUDICE screens at their annual festival.
BYkids’ Films Screen from New Jersey to North Carolina
Trichen Lhagyari and Holly Carter screen MY COUNTRY IS TIBET to the full student body (over 700 people) at Loomis Chaffee. Thanks to Alec McCandless, Center for Global Studies and everyone at Loomis.
BYkids screens HOME IS WHERE YOU FIND IT to more than 400 K-12 educators at the plenary of the 17th annual World View conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. World View equips K-12 and community college educators with global knowledge, best practices and resources to prepare students to live in an interconnected and diverse world.
POET AGAINST PREJUDICE screens at five New Jersey schools. For Anti-Bullying Week BYkids partnered with Flomo and Bergen County’s school system and police Department to screen to over 2,000 kids with impactful panels discussions after each screening. Join the dialogue and tell us YOUR story: http://on.fb.me/1FOjsmo.
POET AGAINST PREJUDICE Premieres at Lincoln Center on September 11
Partnering with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, BYkids hosts the world premiere of POET AGAINST PREJUDICE on the anniversary of 9/11 at Lincoln Center with a live feed of the film and panel discussion about bullying and Islamophobia with Faiza Almontaser to over 5,000 students. The positive impact is overwhelming from teachers and students. http://bit.ly/1qJOvtz.
BYkids Announces Commitment at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
BYkids attends the Clinton Global Initiative as a 2014 Member and presents the Commitment to Action to find and fund five new BYkids films for Season 2 on Public Television. http://bit.ly/1wKMvlY
BYkids Featured in New York Times and BYkids Board Member Albert Mayles Awarded National Medal of Arts
The New York Times features BYkids and the powerful work of kids when they tell their own stories! http://nyti.ms/1p8qyI0
Congratulations to our beloved BYkids Board member and Film Mentor, Albert Maysles! President Obama awarded the National Medal of Arts to Albert “for rethinking and remaking documentary film in America.” Thrilled that Albert has mentored our newest film POET AGAINST PREJUDICE.
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED is Official Selection for HollyShorts Film Festival
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED is chosen as an Official Selection of the 10th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival and Film Conference at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood and Susan Hoenig (BYkids film mentor) and Tiffany Cheng (Bowdoin intern) to attend.
BYkids to Become a National Series on Public Television
We did it!!! Some of the biggest news yet!
BYkids and WNET/American Public Television (APT) have partnered to offer a miniseries of our first five documentaries and lay the framework for a productive, continued collaboration for Season 2 and beyond. APT sees the series as a ‘first of its kind’ offering for family viewing and public television audiences interested in diverse global perspectives. The films will also be streamed online and via mobile to increase the reach to a broader and younger demographic. An anticipated two million additional viewers are expected see our work during the first year of the launch.
Welcome to the 2014 Summer Interns
BYkids couldn’t do this without the incredible work and vision of the summer interns. This summer we welcome Courtney Blackner-Raynolds, Rebecca Celli and Penuel Bickley from Colorado College, Tiffany Cheng from Bowdoin and Jennah Gosciak from Brearley.
UN Association Hosts Screening of HOME IS WHERE YOU FIND IT
HOME IS WHERE YOU FIND IT screens in Manhattan to a full house, hosted by the United Nations Association of New York with Simon Bland (Director of the UNAIDS NY Office), Holly Carter and Trichen Lhagyari (filmmaker of MY COUNTRY IS TIBET) for a panel discussion following the film. http://bit.ly/1GHIk01.
Listen to Mr. Bland talk about the importance of short documentary film in achieving human rights goals: http://bit.ly/1BPKVqz
Holly Carter, Executive Director of BYkids, talks about the power of listening, her long-term vision for BYkids and offers advice to her 21-year-old self for A Day in May’s “Women Who Inspire” blog: http://bit.ly/1ufy8Em.
Holly Carter Honored by Children’s Storefront
Holly Carter is honored at the Children’s Storefront annual spring gala – A Night for Changing Lives. http://on.fb.me/1APMTER
Holly Carter discusses the importance of girls’ education as a panelist after the screening of GIRLS OF HOPE at the New York Turkish Film Festival.
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED is Official Selection in Newport Beach Film Festival
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED screens at the Newport Beach Film Festival. http://bit.ly/1goaNIZ
BYkids and Global Youth Leadership Institute collaborat on an inspiring leadership workshop and screening of FIRE IN OUR HEARTS at the Far Hills Country Day School.
BYkids at the National Association of Independent Schools Conference
BYkids presents at the National Association of Independent Schools conference in Orlando. Find new education partners from California to Nigeria.
BYkids Joins the Clinton Global Initiative
BYkids is invited to join the Clinton Global Initiative and develop a commitment to partner with fellow leaders from business, government, philanthropy and education.
BYkids Partners with Tucker Capital
BYkids announces a new partnership with Tucker Capital. Tucker will advise BYkids on partnership outreach, business development and operations.
Storefront Academy in Harlem partners with BYkids to help students make a film about their school community. http://bit.ly/1wE6ZSQ
BYkids Kicks Off Charity Buzz Fundraiser
BYkids presents business experiences, trips and other exciting offerings on Charity Buzz to support our work. http://www.charitybuzz.com/support/595.
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED Selected for St. Louis International Film Festival
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED wins the Liz Ullmann Peace Prize and the Youth Jury Prize for Documentary Short (2nd place) at the 20th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and is selected as an official selection for the St. Louis International Film Festival. http://bit.ly/1aIIQRg
BYkids Partners with Film Society of Lincoln Center
The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents POET AGAINST PREJUDICE during the New York Film Festival with Holly Carter, Albert Maysles and Faiza Almontaser and the next week hosts a school screening of MY COUNTRY IS TIBET with Trichen Lhaghari for 80 students from PS 96.
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED is Official Selection in Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED to screen at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival on October 30th.
BYkids Films Available on Amazon
BYkids films are now available on Amazon through our partnership with the Tribeca Institute’s Reframe Collection. Buy them at http://amzn.to/1akI7Az
Indianapolis International Film Festival Features BYkids
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED screens as an Official Selection at the Indianapolis International Film Festival.
UN Association Hosts Screening of DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED in NYC
The United Nations Association of New York hosts a screening of DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED with Susan Hoenig (BYkids film mentor), Holly Carter (BYkids Executive Director) and David Orlando Rodriguez (Colombian Mission to the UN).
Welcome 2013 Summer Interns
We are thrilled and grateful to have some exceptional interns joining BYkids for the summer. Welcome to Jamie Roman from Colorado College and Michael Landes and Noelle Durkin from Dalton. Continued thanks to our growing group of Junior Committee members at high schools and colleges across the country.
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED Premieres at Soho House in NYC
Soho House New York hosts the premiere of DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED, BYkids newest film from Colombia. Our second filmmaker Trichen Lhagyari and Holly Carter lead a lively discussion about the intimacy and universality of BYkids films and the power of letting kids express themselves through film.
Discovery Education Hosts BYkids Screening and Educator Event at Headquarters
Discovery Education hosts a special screening and discussion of MY COUNTRY IS TIBET with young filmmaker Trichen Lhagyari, film mentor Joyce Chopra, and Holly Carter on May 5 in Silver Springs, MD.
BYkids congratulates our filmmaker, Trichen Lhagyari, on his graduation. Read more at http://delonline.us/1auMyGX
Trichen Lhagyari Gives TEDx Talk, BYkids is Named Finalist in Education Business Plan Competition
TEDxBeaconStreet was enthralled by young director Trichen Lhagyari’s film and powerful talk. See his talk: http://bit.ly/1BPDW0I
BYkids is named one of ten finalists in the 2013 Education Business Plan Competition sponsored by University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation.
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED Trailer Released
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED explores the lives of displaced people in Colombia through the eyes of 16-year-old Maria Ceballos Paz. See the trailer:
DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED Editing Complete
Film Mentor, Susan Hoenig, finishes editing DISPLACED BUT NOT DEFEATED in Los Angeles.