Each year, the Alliance For Community Media Central States Region salutes the best community programming with a regional competition, the Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival. This year's festival received almost 250 entries with rigorous competition in numerous categories. AccessVision has once again been honored with a total of five "Philo" awards for its programming.
Congratulations go to the following AccessVision volunteer producers and staff members who were honored with these awards:
• Robert A. DeLisle received awards in two categories. He was a Winner in the Documentary Public Awareness (Non-Professional) category for his "Help for Homeowners" program. Robert was also a Finalist in Community Event (Non-Professional) category for his "2009 9/11 Memorial Battle Creek" program.
• AccessVision Projects Coordinator Jason Augenstein won a Finalist Award in the Community Event (Professional) category for "United Way of Greater Battle Creek's 2009 Campaign Kick-off".
• Cameo Artist Productions were Winners in the Documentary Profile (Non-Professional) for "Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center".
• Cameo Artist Productions with Sherii Sherban were Finalists in the Seniors (Non-Professional) category for "Be Scene On Air".
Awards were presented at the 2010 ACM Central States Regional Fall Conference in Grand Rapids on September 24th.
The Philos are a recognition of excellence in non-commercial cable programming from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. The awards are named after Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the first receiving tube for television transmissions.
View the winning videos here.