July 11, 2023

MVCC is ready for the spotlight in the 2023 Philo Festival of Media Arts

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:

  • September 29, 2023, is the official notice date, although we sometimes receive the results 2-3 weeks earlier.
  • Excellence award nominations (as determined by the judging panel) are also notified by those dates. Winners are not announced until the day of the event, however.
  • The Philo Festival of Media Arts is part of a two-day ACM conference on October 12-13, 2023, held at Monroe County Community College in Monroe, MI.
  • MVCC will be a judging site for several video categories, to occur in late July.
  • Winners will receive a free plaque or certificate, and options to purchase additional copies.

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.






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