News from BAVC


San Francisco, CA -- In 2013 the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) received a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to offer subsidized video and audio preservation services to artists and small to mid-sized arts and cultural heritage organizations.     The first group of participants in the Preservation Access Program included: Video Data Bank, The VideoFreex, New Orleans Video Access Center,  MediaBurn Archive, The Poetry Center & American Poetry Archive, Chicago Film Archives, SF Media Archive, Dance Theater of Harlem, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater, and artists June Watanabe, Wendy Rogers, Nancy Karp, Alfred Young and Janis Lipzin.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2014

San Francisco, CA: BAVC is thrilled to announce the filmmakers and projects that will receive the first-ever National MediaMaker Fellows award. The Fellows will receive professional support for their social issue documentary projects and meet for retreats in the Bay Area, at the Camden International Film Festival and Points North forum, and at the Full Frame film festival. A full list of recipients is below.


San Francisco, CA –- Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) with support from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) has continued to refine and develop their QC Tools software and is happy to announce a second release. The QC Tools project was born in January 2013 and after an introduction at the Association for Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Conference, a first release was made available in November 2013. Since then, BAVC has sought to engage testing partners and solicit feedback with the aim to enhance functionality and user experience. To download the MAC or Windows version of QC Tools please visit: New features to be found in Version 0.3 include: