The annual Hometown Video Festival, sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media, is a national festival of Public, Educational and Governmental access programming from around the country. Hometown awards showcase programming with the greatest community relevance and impact, celebrating producers who address content that mainstream media typically does not, including material that is meaningful for their communities.
For the 10th time, CCTV has received the Overall Excellence in Public Access Programming award in our budget division (access centers with budgets over $650,000)!
Two of our programs were also honored with top awards. A CCTV-produced documentary by JP DiSciscio, Lloyd Smith and Easton Smith about local photographer Elsa Dorfman took the top prize in the Visual Arts Non-Professional category, and in the About Access Non-Professional category, the documentary Summer Media Institute 2010, produced by Andualem Wondafresh, also took first place.
CCTV’s Executive Director Susan Fleischmann is receiving the 2011 George Stoney-Dirk Koning Award for fostering Humanistic Communication, given annually to the person who has made outstanding contributions to the growth and experience of humanistic communications.