2006 Hometown Video Festival

2006 Hometown Video Festival

  • Posted on: 14 January 2006
  • By: sean

The 2006 Hometown Video Festival is coming again! The Hometown Video Festival honors and promotes community media and local cable programs that are first distributed on Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) access or Local Origination (LO), cable television channels. Sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media, this national festival recognizes creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way.

Members of CCTV are encouraged to submit entries to this contest since many of our members have placed in the top ranks in the nation year after year. As an incentive to enter your stuff, we will pay 1/2 of your entry fee. To get this discount, you must be a CCTV Access Member and submit your program to us by March 3, 2006, with payment of $20. After this date you must submit your tape separately from CCTV's entries for crippling fees of $70 per tape!

All program entries must have been cablecast between January 1 and December 31, 2005. Program entries cannot exceed 30 minutes, if the program is longer than 30 minutes then you must assemble the first and last ten minutes as well as a ten minute sample from the middle. Series programs must select a single episode for entry, compilation tapes are not excepted. Entry tapes are only accepted on properly formatted video DVDs and standard play (SP) VHS tapes. No MiniDV tapes!

Programs may be submitted in the following categories: About Access, Access-ABLE, Children's programming, Community Event, Computer/Video Art, Cultural and International Diversity, Democracy in Action, Documentary Event/Profile/PSA, Educational Activities, Educational Class Project, Educational Profile, Empowerment, Entertainment and Variety, Entertainment Talk Show, Gay/Lesbian, Govt. Activities, Govt. Profile, Informational Feature, Informational Talk Show, Innovative, Instructional, Live Format, Local Performances, Magazine Shows, Making a Difference, Music Video, Nationally Distributed, News, Original Teleplay, PSA, Seniors, Short Subject, Spiritual/Inspirational, Sports Coverage, Sports Entertainment, Videotext, and Visual Arts. Each category is judged in three sections: Non-professional, Professional, and Youth.