DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY TELEVISION CENTER
NEW YORK 14:18 (UTC-5)
DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY TELEVISION CENTER

DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY TELEVISION CENTER

Information

10013 NEW YORK, USA

Activity

Film Festival

Description

DCTV believes that expanding public access to the electronic media arts invigorates our nation's democracy. Founded in 1972 by Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno, DCTV has fostered a diverse and inclusive media arts community for 40 productive years. DCTV pursues its educational mission by introducing members of the community to the basics of electronic media through hundreds of free or low-cost production courses and access to broadcast-quality production equipment. From humble beginnings (DCTV's first educational projects operated from the back of a dilapidated mail truck), DCTV has established a community-based foothold in a field dominated by large corporations. From its headquarters in a landmark firehouse in downtown New York City, DCTV serves individuals who could not otherwise afford a media arts education. DCTV is the most honored independent nonprofit media center in the nation. Its productions, reaching millions of viewers each year, have received two Academy Award Nominations, 16