US-RUSSIA YOUTH TV BRIDGE PROJECT
STN is pleased to announce that our partner, the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange, has launched a new season of the US-Russia Youth TV Bridge (YTVB). A competitively selected anchor team comprised of US and Russian high school students will lead the new season. The US side is represented by the students from Geneva High School in Illinois and the Russian side is represented by the students from Gornostay TV, a youth TV studio in Novosibirsk. However, every one of you has an opportunity to work together with the anchor team in producing the upcoming season!
Do your students want to record and produce news stories on socially-oriented themes, including volunteerism, environmental stewardship, and innovative technology? The most compelling stories will be shown in full during YTVB episodes. While not every submission can be incorporated into an episode due to time constraints, the YTVB team will make an effort to share all of your stories. We are currently seeking submissions on the following topics:
· Environmental Stewardship
Tell us about young people in the US and Russia who are taking charge of protecting the environment. From cleaning up local habitats, picking trash, recycling and sustainably re-using materials, to protecting and supporting animals, we want to hear about a generation that cares about the environment!
· Special Episode: Charitable deeds during the holidays
Volunteering and donating have become a tradition in the US and Russia during the holiday season. Send us footage about people who are supporting each other and those in need during the most wonderful time of the year.
Do you know people who volunteer their time to feed the hungry? Do you have friends who donate things from their household to those in need? Do you know any emergency responders or people who are helping those affected by natural disasters? Sends us the stories of these charitable, supportive, and heroic people.
· Using technology to improve society
Are there any particularly innovative methods to improving society that you would like to share? Send us footage about young people using technology in creative ways to overcome common challenges and make life better in their communities.
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to send your materials by November 3, 2017 for priority consideration.
*Please note that if you are submitting footage for the special episode “charitable deeds during the holidays,” you must submit it by December 15, 2017 to be considered.
To learn more about the TV Bridge and to apply, please visit the SEE official website here. If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties while filling out the forms, please get in touch with the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STN 2017-2018 COLLABORATIVE DOCUMENTARY
STN students will collaborate on a documentary project where several schools produce segments on a common topic.
The topic of this year’s collaborative documentary is:
Tenacious Teens: Don't Underestimate Us!
STN encourages students to tackle issues that can in some way effect change. By working collaboratively, students will learn how to share responsibility for workflow and how to produce a piece that is required to fit in a larger project. These are important skills for real-world employment and success. This is a great opportunity to learn more about documentary filmmaking while making a positive impact in our communities.
The Pitch Deadline has passed. Selected schools will be announced soon.
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