Congratulations to all the 2018 Philos Festival of Media Arts Awards Winners & Finalists!!! View the winners document by clicking here! All winners must Register via the EventBright page to receive a free ticket! Discount codes and directions on how to register will be emailed to all winners, but if you haven’t received an email please contact Melissa Bondy at Mbondy@a2gov.org.
Congratulations to the 2018 Excellence Award Nominees!!! View the nominees document by clicking here! Winners will be announced at the Philo Awards!
Click here to Register for the 2018 Conference & Trade Show! Judging is still underway for the 2018 Excellence Winners! Stay tuned for more.
The 2018 Philo Festival of Media Arts Award Ceremony will be in Alliance, OH on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
What’s a Philo?
The festival is named after Philo T. Farnsworth, the father of modern television. Philo was born August 19, 1906 on a farm near Beaver City, Utah. As a youth in 1922, Philo first revealed his scientific ideas for an all-electric television system. He later established an electronics laboratory in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he succeeded in turning his dreams into reality by inventing the first receiving tube for television transmissions.
It is fitting that the ACM Central States Region honors the memory of Philo T. Farnsworth by recognizing the efforts of modern day pioneers who work to further develop the use of this technology and promote the use of media in our communities. The “PHILO” is awarded as recognition of excellence in media creation.
What’s this Festival about?
The Philo Festival of Media Arts is all about you: the media producer. It’s a unique combination of competition, collaboration, educational and creative content hosted by the Central States Alliance for Community Media. The event offers invaluable networking opportunities and immersion into the creative art and the rapidly evolving world of independent media. The festival features professional speakers, creative minds, and notable mentors that are there to help you tackle the latest media making trends and technology. And of course…the awards will be given to honor and celebrate your amazing work.