Announcing A New Community Media Storytelling Award

May 01, 2017

CCTV's Channel 17/Town Meeting TV is happy to announce, in collaboration with the Freedom and Unity Youth Film Contest, support for a new, annual, community media storytelling award.

Inspired by the Vermont Movie Project, Freedom & Unity youth film contest is for Vermonters aged 10 - 30, to create films exploring the life and culture of Vermont. The films are judged by a panel of professional film, media and storytellers. Winners are recocgnized across a variety of categories and age groups and are awarded cash prizes and recognition. Winning films are shown throughout the year, across the state at film festivals, on VT PBS and on community access channels.

The winner of the 2017 Community Media Storytelling award will be announced at this year's film screening and youth film making conference to be held over the weekend of May 6 & 7 at the Brigg's Opera House in White River Junction. To learn more or RSVP to attend, visit: https://freedomandunitytv.org/contest_conference. CCTV's Channel 17/Town Meeting TV recognizes the role that the Freedom and Unity Youth Film Contest plays in encouraging emerging filmmakers and community media producers across the state. We are excited to honor and recognize those storytellers who follow in and expand the tradition of community storytelling that is the life and breath of community access media. 

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