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Lily, 17: A Mid-Career Retrospective

Posted on: Friday, August 02 2013
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by Zoë Banks, Marketing Manager

Lily Yu— a filmmaker in BAVC's Factory program— is the first-ever youth filmmaker to screen three films in the same year at the San Francisco International Film Festival as well as the first filmmaker ever with two films in competition for the Golden Gate Award. She recently won Best in Show at Project Youth View for Limitations; the grand prize included $500 and a private mid-career retrospective at the Dolby Theater. She is also 17 years old.

Factory students respond to Fruitvale Station

Posted on: Friday, July 26 2013
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Sydney Matterson, Summer Factory Assistant and Factory alum

Watch: Teacher's Weave

Posted on: Tuesday, April 09 2013
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Previously, we took you behind the scenes of the new Factory film, Teacher's Weave. Now, watch the finished product.

An after-school film program gets a crash course in documentary filmmaking when they make a film about their teacher getting her hair done. Made for the 2013 International Documentary Challenge.

Behind the Scenes of Teacher's Weave

Posted on: Monday, March 18 2013
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Teacher's Weave was created by Factory filmmakers as a part of the 2013 International Documentary Challenge, a five-day competitive filmmaking event undertaken by more than 100 teams around the world. The young filmmakers documented the process of their teacher getting a hair weave and considered the cultural complications involved the "hair trade."

Check out these behind-the-scenes photos and stay tuned for updates about Teacher's Weave.

Jazmin Jones

Jazmin Jones adjusts the Afrocam.

2013 Factory-style: Gender equality film premieres & a living collage expands and inspires

Posted on: Wednesday, January 02 2013
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The Factory kicks off 2013 with the Miles to Go film premiere and a consciousness-expanding collage project in the Annex.

WATCH: Museums Rule!

Posted on: Tuesday, November 13 2012
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In Museums Rule!, a docent with superpowers teaches a cohort of teens proper Museum behavior. Made in partnership with KQED and the De Young’s teen ambassador program.

Directed by Lauren Lindberg, Jasmine Ehrhardt, Angelisa Candler from BAVC's Factory program.

 

Factory Year 9 Screening

Posted on: Wednesday, August 29 2012
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By Ewen Wright, Factory Assistant

Last Wednesday, August 22nd, students, families, non-profit partners, and industry professionals filed into The San Francisco Public Library’s Koret Auditorium for The Factory 2011-2012 Year End Screening.

Lily x Siverdocs

Posted on: Tuesday, August 07 2012
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Factory filmmaker Lily Yu is on the front page of the AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs film festival website.

Lily participated in the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduates panel and spoke about her experiences creating video content about Oakland’s high-school dropout crisis in partnership with KQED. Read more about her experience here.

Factory shoot at the De Young Museum

Posted on: Friday, July 20 2012
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by Ewen Wright, Factory Assistant

For the past month or so, students from The Factory have been collaborating with Youth Ambassadors from the De Young Museum as part of a partnership facilitated between BAVC and KQED (did you get all that?  Talk about community partnerships!).

The students in The Factory were charged with producing a compelling video that the De Young can use to show other students who visit the museum what to expect and how to behave.  Museums have a number of very logical rules that are often overlooked - but if broken can result in the damage of some irreplaceable and incredibly valuable art and artifacts.

The Factory goes to Silverdocs

Posted on: Thursday, June 28 2012
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by Jason Jakaitis, Factory Manager

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