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2013 Philo Festival of Media Arts Winners!

The Central States Region Alliance for Community Media (CSACM) honored the winners of the Annual Philo Festival of Media Arts hosted by Public Media Network at the Epics Center in Kalamazoo, MI on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Categories ranged from government meeting, interview/talk show, original short film and much more. Each category offers profesional, non-professional and student winners.

CSACM Chair, Elizabeth Lord said, “This year’s regional winners showcased wonderful community partnerships and excellence in local media. Congratulations to all winners and finalists on their awards, for building community media and continuing to educate others. ” This year’s excellence awards were presented to:

Excellence in Cinematography
WINNER: Village Players 90th, Steve Rota, Matt Winne & Sally Savoie, Bloomfield Community Television, MI

Excellence in Editing
WINNER: Festifools and FoolsMoon, Ann Arbor Michigan, April 2013, Dave Chappell, CTN Ann Arbor, MI
InnerView #43, HOMTV, MI

Excellence in Directing
WINNER: Special Feature #236: Life As A Zebra
, HOMTV, Okemos, MI The_Buzz_WLND, WLND, Dave Monak & Craig Welkenbach, Westland, MI
March of Dimes “Jail & Bail”, Senyk, Kovatch, Orrell, Schuler, Shay, Stafforst, Wendt, Yielding, CPHS, Port Huron, MI
2012 Tri-Track Meet at Dow HS, MCTV Volunteers & Staff, MCTV Network, Midland, MI

Excellence in Sound Design
Fish, Austin Patrie, PMN, Kalamazoo, MI

Best Series Program
WINNER: Soup & Company, Steve Rota, Director & John Prepolec, Bloomfield Community Television, MI
The_Buzz_WLND, WLND, Dave Monak & Craig Welkenbach, Westland, MI

George C. Stoney Community Activism Award
WINNER: March of Dimes “Jail & Bail”, Senyk, Kovatch, Orrell, Schuler, Shay, Stafforst, Wendt, Yielding, CPHS, Port Huron, MI

Note: All other nominates are finalist!

WINNERS & FINALISTS:

Arts/Cultural Awareness
Professional: Shakespeare Stripped Bare– Chuck Bentley, PMN, Kalamazoo, MI
Non-Professional: Community Connection #118, HOMTV, Okemos MI

Community Event
Professional: March of Dimes “Jail & Bail”, Senyk, Kovatch, Orrell, Schuler, Shay, Stafforst, Wendt, Yielding, CPHS, Port Huron, MI
Non-Professional: Festifools and FoolsMoon, Ann Arbor Michigan, April 2013, Dave Chappell, CTN Ann Arbor, MI
Non-Professional Finalist: Parchment StarsMarch 25, 2013, Ian Howell, Ryan Borne, David  Shaw, Brandon Gillies , PMN, Kalamazoo, MI

Documentary
Professional: Village Players 90th, Steve Rota, Matt Winne & Sally Savoie, Bloomfield Community Television, MI
Non-Professional: Eddie in Decatur, Mike Salerno, Access Vision, Battle Creek, MI

Empowerment/Inspirational
Non-Professional: Special Feature #236: Life As A Zebra, HOMTV, Okemos, MI
Professional Finalist: Midland Beautification Awards 2012, MGTV, MCTV Network, MI

Government Compilation
Professional: Overall WLND, WLND, Westland MI

Instructional
Non-Professional: 25 by 25 #4, HOMTV, Okemos, MI

Interview Talk Show
Professional –TIE: The Arts Scene Karen Kelsey, Karen Kelsey, The Omni Center, Carmel, IN
Professional -TIE: The_Buzz_WLND, WLND, Dave Monak & Craig Welkenbach, Westland, MI
Professional Finalist: InnerView #43, HOMTV, MI

Magazine Program
Professional: Beyond The Badge,  HOMTV,  Okemos MI
Non-Professional: Special Feature #227 Paws,  HOMTV, Okemos MI
Professional Finalist – Best of Connect, PMN, Kalamazoo MI
Non-Professional Finalist – Touring Tree Town, CTN, Ann Arbor MI

News Program
Professional: Meridian Magazine #1068, HOMTV, Okemos, MI
Student K-12- CCMS Newscast, Campbell County Media Central, Highland Heights, KY
Professional Finalist- TIE:  For Your Information, CTN, Ann Arbor, MI
Professional Finalist- TIE: Meridian Magazine #1048, HOMTV, Okemos MI

Original Short Film
Professional: Stowaway, Edward Senyk, Martha Navarro, Karl Staffhorst, CPHS-6 Staff, CPHS-6, Port Huron, MI
Student: Fish, Austin Patrie, PMN, Kalamazoo, MI

PEG Compilation
Professional: Access Excellence in PEG, Access Vision, Battle Creek, MI

P.S.A.
Non-Professional: Howl At the Moon Promo, HOMTV, Okemos, MI
Non-Professional Finalist: Blood Drive, HOMTV, Okemos, MI

Promo (3:00 or less)
Non-Professional: Meridian Ice Fishing Derby Promo, HOMTV, Okemos, MI
Non-Professional Finalist: Carroll, John Carroll, PMN, MI

Promo (3:01 or more)
Non-Professional: PMN Promo- Dan Baker, PMN, Kalamazoo, MI
Professional Finalist: Ann Arbor Artisan Market Promo, Tim, Alysha, Bea, Phillisha, Jim, Artisan Market’s Venders & Customers, CTN Ann Arbor, MI
Non-Professional Finalist: We are Chapel Lane, Kathryn Mass, MCTV, MI

Religious
Professional: A3 “Center Of Light”, CTN Public & Educational Staff, CTN, Ann Arbor, MI

Seniors
Professional- Senior Moments : June 2013, Tim Nagae, Connie Craft, Dean Cole, Jim, Robert, CTN, Ann Arbor, MI
Non-Professional: Senior Living #50, HOMTV, Okemos, MI
Non-professional Finalist: Aging Ep. 14, Ike Engelbaum, ONTV, MI

Sports Coverage
Professional: 2012 Tri-Track Meet at Dow HS, MCTV Volunteers & Staff, MCTV Network, Midland, MI
Non-professional Finalist: Portage Central vs. Portage Northern Boys Basketball, PMN Interns, PMN, MI

Sports / Entertainment Talk
Non-Professional: Between Taorminas – Ep. 77, Ian Witherspoon, ONTV, Lake Orion, MI

Website
Professional Finalist: kzootv.org, Public Media Network, Kalamazoo, MI

To view all Philo Festival of Arts winners visit csregionacm.org. With 26 categories including community event, original short film, public service announcement, government coverage and many more, this year’s event had 217 entries covering a variety of programming. To view all 2013 winners & finalist or request a duplication of your award visit csregionacm.org.

 The CSACM supports community media in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio & Kentucky. To learn more about the CSACM find us on Facebook at CentralStatesACM or visitcsregionacm.org.

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Philo Festival of Media Arts 2012 Line Up

The members of Central States Alliance for Community Media want to invite all of you to attend our next event, the Philo Festival of Media Arts November 10, 2012 at Northern Kentucky University. http://www.csregionacm.org/farnsworthvideo.php

We have a special room rate of $89 a night at Comfort Suites in Newport, KY under the room deal NKU Philo (859)291-6700. http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-newport-kentucky-KY008?source=gglocaljn

Our schedule for the day is starting to come together:

Acclaimed film maker Alphonso “Zo” Wesson will be the exciting keynote speaker for lunch. He has been an active member of the Cincinnati community and has directed music videos for R&B musicians Kiesha Cole and Kat Williams as well as directing episodes of MTV’s Real World Chicago.

Cincinnati ABC Director of Public Affairs Mona Morrow will be on hand giving some tips on making that demo reel a real impressive piece of work. She will give you the tips and advice to make a serious impression

Melissa Godoy is nearly famous within the Midwest for independent films that get to the heart of our society. Her 2009 film”The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” chronicled the heartbreak and anquish an entire town felt when GM was forced to shut down their plant in Ohio during the 2009 bankruptcy.

Peter John Ross is a local Cincinnati film maker featured in the October 2012 issue of Videomaker magazine. His independent film Horrors of War has reached international publication and he has lots of insight to share with festival attendees.

I hope this little bit of teaser might inspire some of you to join us!