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Portable Channel video activists
Success Story
On August 5th, 2020, BAVC streamed a video event with Visual Studies Workshop (VSW), and we're happy to announce that the recording is now live on YouTube! Over the last two years BAVC has been working with VSW in...
August 11, 2020
Leah Simon
Success Story
Meet Leah Simon: BAVC Preservation Intern Working with BAVC as a preservation intern was a real treat. Coming to video preservation and digitization as a graduate student studying Folklore and archival theory, I had...
July 24, 2020
Headshot: Interview with JACQUELINE OLIVE, Director, Producer, & Writer of “Always in Season,” Premiering at Sundance 2019
Success Story
In the small town of Bladenboro, NC, seventeen-year-old Lennon Lacy, was found hanging from a swing set on August 29, 2014. Despite inconsistencies in the evidence, local officials quickly ruled Lennon’s death a suicide...
January 7, 2019
Headshots: Interviews with BAVC Mediamaker Fellows Producer/Writer/Editor Emelie Mahdavian and Co-Editor Co-Editor Kristina Motwani of 2019 Sundance selection "Midnight Traveler"
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When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees...
January 6, 2019
Success Story
At BAVC Preservation, I gained experience in video conversion of older video formats. I learned the basics in how to maintain playback equipment and handle client's tapes, document conversion progress on SalesForce,...
January 11, 2018
Sex Ed with DB
Success Story
Meet BAVC Student Danielle Bezalel! Danielle Bezalel graduated from UC Berkeley (go bears!) in 2014 with a degree in Film and Media and a minor in Education. She's passionate about making media that matters, singing on stage with her band Happnstance, eating lots of chocolate, traveling the world, getting fit, and cracking jokes with her 18 year old brother. Email her at to hear more about her story and to get involved with Sex Ed with DB!
December 7, 2017
BAVC PAP Client: CET Films
Success Story
Written by: Hannah Franklin, Preservation Department Intern, Summer 2017 My summer internship with BAVC’s Preservation...
September 13, 2017
BAVC Success Story: Todd Leachman
Success Story
How did you first hear about BAVC? Unemployed Production-side person. Got SF Goodwill Workforce grant. Tell us your BAVC story. (500 words or less) I decided to get into editing...
April 18, 2017
TechSF Orientation
Success Story
How did you first hear about BAVC? I had friends who were very active in the Bay Area Documentary Film Community. While I was on a visit from LA they took me to a party at BAVC in 2004. Tell us...
March 27, 2017