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We empower media makers to develop and share diverse stories that create social change.

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New Year, new you, new skills! Use the promo code NewSkill2019 at checkout to get 20% off of your classes at BAVC now through February 18th.

Whether you want to develop new skills or sharpen existing ones we offer lots of ways to learn.

BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship for emerging social issue documentary filmmakers. Image: stills from 5 past Fellowship projects collaged on a black background
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BAVC Bridges Fellowship: a FREE 10-week video production intensive for San Francisco residents ages 18-24.
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BAVC Class Promotion: Video Production: Orange background with BAVC 2018 icons and BAVC logos
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BAVC Next Gen meets Michelle Obama at the White House

SF Commons provides any current city resident who wants to produce a show access to video equipment, a television studio, low-cost trainings, and a time-slot on cable TV. Our local producers create media that matters to them and their communities covering a wide range of issues, topics and interests.

Watch SFC 29    Watch SFC 76

We foster creativity and entrepreneurship in young mediamakers.

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Reel Life
BUMP Records
The Factory

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Enjoy some of the diverse stories that have been created at and come through BAVC.

Taking it to the Streets

Taking it to the Streets

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

From Bystander To Witness

From Bystander to Witness

Concrete Canvas

Concrete Canvas

what a woman's suppose to look like

what a woman's supposed to look like

Project Humankindness - Project CURE

Project Humankindness - Project CURE

BAVC is proud to be a Blackmagic Design Training Partner. Watch for upcoming BMD certified classes in DaVinci Resolve. 


We collaborate with leading organizations and individual artists to preserve and digitize our media heritage.

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BAVC Preservation Services. Museum quality video and audio preservation in the Bay Area. San Francisco, CA

I think BAVC’s support for community media making and preservation exemplifies how video can be a tool for social change.

Kate Dollenmayer
Preservation client