June 29, 2016
The  TEACHED film series is all about bringing attention to the ways our public institutions and polices perpetuate race-based injustice in America, particularly against African American boys. When one of our films wins an award, we celebrate the attention it brings to our mission.

We were very honored recently when our new film  Think of Calvin took Second Place for Festival at the Uptown Short Film Festival in NYC. Thank you to organizers William Keys and Len Burnett (featured at right with Director Kelly Amis) for supporting our work.  TEACHED intern Zachary Dorcinville shared his festival experience on our blog
In other winning news, the Best Shorts Competition has honored us with Awards of Excellence for Liberation/Social Justice/Protest for  Think of Calvi n and for Short Documentary and Women Filmmaker Awards for Code Oakland. 

Next up on the festival circuit: Think of Calvin makes its Midwest debut at the Indiana Black Expo Film Festival on July 9th. In the heartland? Get the details here

Want to host your own screening of one or more TEACHED films? Get started here

Independent filmmaking is hard, but ensuring the films make an impact is just as challenging. We need YOU to help make this happen. How can you help?

1) Watch and share our work online:

  • You can now watch the first three films of the TEACHED series on Vimeo-on-Demand. Learn how our education system plays a role in maintaining inequity and the school-to-prison pipeline with TEACHED Vol. I

  • Our On the Loudspeaker interview series is available to watch for free on TEACHEDTV, our Youtube channel. Please watch, comment on and share these provocative interviews (plus our film trailers) with others. 
2)  Purchase the  TEACHED Vol. I   Educator's Package:
  • Are you connected with a school, library, university or other educational institution? If so, please consider purchasing the Vol. I DVD, which comes with a digital discussion guide, marketing materials and unlimited onsite screenings.

3) Donate:

  • TEACHED is a non-profit, independently produced short film series. Need we say more? Please support our outreach, intern program and future film production with a donation today. (Thank you!)