Congratulations to all the 2018 Philos Festival of Media Arts Excellence Winners, Winners & Finalists!!! View the winners document by clicking here! And you can download an SD version of the award ceremony for your channel by clicking here.
The 2018 Excellence Award Winners are:
Best In Show
Indiana’s Premier Bicycle Community, OMNI Centre, Carmel, IN
Excellence in Animation
Adventures in Parenthood, CTN, Ann Arbor, MI
The PivotPoint, Cincinnati, OH
Glass Arts Kalamazoo, PMN, Kalamazoo, MI
Best Series Program
Culture at the Creek – Kingman Museum collection, Battle Creek, MI
George Stoney Community Activism Award
Speaking Out Against Anti-Semitism, CTN & TEDxYouth@AnnArbor, Ann Arbor, MI
Photos from the 2018 event can be viewed here! Videos from the 2018 Conference, Trade Show & Award Ceremony are coming soon! In the meantime, mark your calendars to save the date October 16-18, 2019 for the Annual Conference, Trade Show & Philo Festival of Media Arts Award Ceremony in Wyoming/Kentwood, Michigan! Hosted by WKTV! We hope to see you all there!
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.