MVCC is ready for the spotlight in the 2023 Philo Festival of Media Arts
Here are the next steps for everyone who has entered the annual film festival.
The Philo Festival of Media Arts highlights the best of independent media from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana. It’s an invaluable service provided by the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), Central States Region. This annual competition is notable not only for celebrating local excellence in television but also for valuing content as much as production quality.
MVCC has a long history of competing and winning Philo Awards. MVCC has received 256 Philos since 1986!
For 2023, we have 18 programs entered in the event. A quick reminder for local content creators; MVCC pays the fee for one video each from MVCC-certified producers. If you missed out this year, consider trying the competition in 2024.
Here’s what’s next:
Good luck to all our volunteers, local media producers, and staff!
Founded in 1976, the Alliance represents over 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access organizations and community media center throughout the country. The ACM works to protect the interests of these access centers and those who use PEG facilities and equipment to advance their causes through cable television and the Internet.
Miami Valley Communications Council is a municipal communications and technology organization representing the eight member cities of Centerville, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro and West Carrollton. The council also has affiliate agreements with other Miami Valley cities. MVCC was formed in 1975 as a council of governments to monitor, regulate, and administer common cable television franchise agreements, manage the operation of the council's cable access television channels, and develop and implement intergovernmental projects designed to strengthen communications between member cities and their citizens. A policy-making body consisting of delegates representing member cities governs the council.
MVCC is funded through franchise fees paid by the cable service provider. Franchise fees are rent that the cable company pays for placing its wires over or under the public rights-of-way (streets.) MVCC uses these franchise fees to support its community access television activities, cooperative intergovernmental projects, and to explore new and changing technologies that will benefit member communities. The council, in turn, provides many services to our communities at little or no cost.