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KVCR Press Release


Manuel Saucedo                 Briana Navarro

909-387-1673 Office           909-387-1670 Office

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KVCR Receives Grant from The CA Endowment To Have Local Students Produce Short Film Documentaries 

KVCR Public Media is excited to announce that it received a $25,000 grant from The CA Endowment to have 10 local high school students produce short film documentaries. KVCR, the PBS affiliated public TV station serving the Inland Empire, was selected to participate in identifying 10 local high school students to work with KVCR staff to produce short film documentaries in areas of social justice, education or social issues that students face on a regular basis. Students will work closely with KVCR professional staff to develop their short films at the station.

Students will learn about the basics of camera and lighting, creating a story proposal and story boards, filming, editing and post-production techniques. Students will further learn about the Film, Television & Media program (FTVM) at San Bernardino Valley College during the 10-week program. Upon learning the basics in these areas, students will display their knowledge by creating a short film documentary. 

Briana Navarro from KVCR (Alumni Valley College ‘23) will work with the students on their 10-week program and documentary project. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a $1,000 stipend and will showcase their work at KVCR Studios for a special screening ceremony on Thursday, June 27th, 2024 at 5:30pm.

Connie Leyva, Executive Director of KVCR stated, “We are so excited to have the support from The CA Endowment in their support for local high schools to gain knowledge in creating short film documentaries and supporting students in their career endeavors.”


About KVCR

KVCR TV is the local PBS member station (affiliate) serving the Inland Empire. KVCR radio was first founded in 1953 and is the Inland Empire’s only dual licensee public radio and television station.  KVCR is also the home of FNX - First Nations Experience which is the first and only national broadcast television network in the United States exclusively devoted to Native American and World Indigenous content. KVCR is a non-profit organization, which has served the community for over 60 years, and will continue to do so by expanding its vision with new technological advancement and additional staff. KVCR is an entity of the San Bernardino Community College District. To learn more about KVCR TV, upcoming events, and programming visit

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