May 10, 2024

2024 Philo Festival Entry Deadline

Welcome to the Philo Festival of Media Arts, where the spotlight shines on you, the media maestro! This one-of-a-kind event, brought to you by the Central States Alliance for Community Media, is a vibrant blend of friendly competition, collaborative spirit, and a celebration of creativity. Picture yourself immersed in a whirlwind of educational sessions, creative showcases, and invaluable networking opportunities right here in the heart of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan.

Now, let’s talk about MVCC, the trailblazer of access television since its inception in 1975. With a rich tapestry of award-winning programs dating back to 1986, MVCC boasts a whopping 266 Philo Awards under its belt, thanks to the talent and dedication of its volunteers and staff! And guess what? MVCC is picking up the tab for one video entry fee for each of its certified producers at the 2024 Philo Festival of Media Arts. How cool is that? But hey, if you’re feeling extra inspired, feel free to submit additional entries independently.

Now, let’s dive into the categories. We’ve got something for everyone: from professional programs crafted by community media center pros and media mavens to non-professional gems crafted by independent community producers with a passion for storytelling. And let’s not forget about our student creators! If you’re currently enrolled in primary, secondary, or undergraduate schools, this is your chance to shine. Non-students are welcome to lend a guiding hand, but the spotlight is firmly on the youth, handling everything from camera work to editing with finesse.

Need more details? Head over to for the lowdown on all 51 categories catering to students, non-professionals, and seasoned pros alike.

Now, mark your calendars! Entries must have made their debut between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. Submissions open their gates on Saturday, June 1st, 2024. But hey, if you’re eyeing that free entry courtesy of MVCC, you’ve got until Friday, June 28th, 2024, to make your move. Need a hand with the online process? Reach out to Liberty Lord at ten.ccvm@droll or Richard Diaz at ten.ccvm@zaidr, or give them a ring at 937-438-8887. They’ve got your back, so don’t hesitate to drop them a line if you’ve got questions.

Let’s make some media magic happen together at the Philo Festival of Media Arts!

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