Brooklyn Young Filmmakers is a volunteer-run, community-based
501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our mission is to use filmmaking as a boot camp to help teach life skills, while creating new starting pathways for beginners into the film industry. Our goals include:
1) Helping low-income and working-class adults and teens become aware of the diverse careers in Brooklyn and New York City’s expanding media industry.
2) Using filmmaking as a community-bridging tool to help low-income and working-class adults and teens, and their families, receive greater exposure to diverse cultures, lifestyles, human interactions, and avenues of knowledge and learning.
3) Providing support and consultation to low/no budget grassroots film productions, including training community members to intern as production assistants.