CCTV is #1 in Overall Excellence

CCTV is #1 in Overall Excellence

  • Posted on: 14 October 2002
  • By: sean

For the third time in nine years, Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) has received first place in the "Overall Excellence in Public Access Programming" category of the Hometown Video Festival. The Award is given annually to the center that demonstrates creativity, innovation, and diversity in its programming. Sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media, the national umbrella organization of Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access centers, the Hometown Video Festival drew 1,500 entries from around the country. CCTV competed in the "annual budgets over $400,000" category, against centers with budgets two and three times its size. The Overal lExcellence Award was presented to CCTV on July 11 at the ACM national conference in Houston. CCTV was also the recipient of this award in 1994 and 1998.

CCTV's Production Coordinator, Sean Effel, prepared the winning entry, editing together excerpts of programs shown on Cambridge's public access channels, 9, 10, and 22. Judges comments praised CCTV's entry. "Fabulous demonstration of your center's overall work," and "Very impressive, great diversity, a model access center," and "Great breadth, scope and depth." The winning program can be seen on Channel 10 every Sunday in July at 4:00PM.Other first place CCTV winners included Saje Willis and Ramla Siraji of the Community Art Center for "Her Own" in the Youth category, and Sean Effel's "Pen Pals" in the Cultural category. Artman Martins– "The Freedom of Imagination" received an Honorable Mention in the About Public Access category.