Submissions are now open for ATMI’s annual youth film screening “After School Special,” as part of this year’s Anchorage International Film Festival. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s festival will be virtual, taking place from December 4 to December 13. Which means that you can watch any of our selected youth-produced films from the comfort of your home, anytime during those dates. (More details soon.)

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ATMI is seeking youth between the ages of 14 and 21 to be health reporters. They will produce short news features that explore solutions-based approaches to health issues under direction and mentorship from ATMI staff and contractors, with additional mentorship from Alaska’s press corps.

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While the Alaska Teen Media Institute studio is closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic, staff and youth producers are working from home to continue to bring youth stories to the public.

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ATMI worked with youth organizers and attendees at the Lead On! For Peace and Equality conference to come up with a concept for a healthy relationships campaign. The project was a partnership with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

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Alaska Teen Media Institute youth producers explore changes in sea ice and what that means marine traffic in the Arctic.

Back in June, Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, she said that we were in the second inning of the pandemic.

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The last time the ATMI studio was open was March 17th, right in the middle of Spring Break. That’s over six months that we’ve been in this pandemic.

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The Bear Tooth Theatrepub and Grill hasn’t screened a movie since mid-March when city mandates forced it to close to the public. In September, major movie theater chains were able to re-open in Anchorage, but Bear Tooth kept their theatre closed. In this episode, ATMI producer Devin Shreckengost speaks with Stephanie Johnson, the general manager […]

Anna Stallworth and Denali Romero both attended high school at Grace Christian School. They are among a growing number of alumni who are voicing experiences of racial discrimination and abuse during their time there.

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For our October show, we have a slew of great original content. ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter speaks to her friend Colten about holding down two very different essential worker positions, Cornilius Nelson covers the “March on Alaska” rally hosted by the Alaska Black Caucus, Riley Taylor reviews a handful of horror movies he’s been […]

After spending the summer back up here in Alaska, ATMI producer Danielle DuClos returned to the University of Missouri where she is a junior, studying investigative journalism and pre-law political science. A few days after arriving in Columbia, Danielle started feeling sick. She got tested, and sure enough, she had contracted Covid-19. Luckily, though, she […]

On February 27th, 2020, ATMI producers Daisy Carter, Devin Shreckengost, Riley Taylor, and AJ Yambao sat down with Peter Wallack, a professional stuntman for film and television. Born and raised in Alaska, Wallack has over 90 stunt credits on his IMdb page, including The Irishman, John Wick 3, Orange is the New Black, and Jessica […]