Excellence Nominees have been announced! Click here to see if your program was nominated.
NOTE: Excellence winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Friday, October 20, 2017 at ONTV in Lake Orion, MI! We hope to see you there, more info below.
Congratulations to all the 2017 Philo Festival of Media Arts Winners & Finalists! All winning entries will receive one free ticket to the event (Code have been emailed). And even winning entries need to RSVP by clicking on the green TICKETS button below. To purchase extra tickets scroll down and click on the green TICKETS button.
The Philo Festival of Media Arts Ceremony will take place in Lake Orion at ONTV in October. More information can be found below or on the eventbright page.
For hotel accommodations we suggest Treetop Lodge in Oxford Michigan; quietly tucked away in Lapeer County’s Jonathan Woods. It’s a place of peace, beauty, and seclusion that can enhance your creativity and restore your soul. And the owners were a 2016 Philo Festival of Media Arts Award winners for Connie’s Kicthen, which is shot in the TreeTop Lodge! Rooms may book fast, so another option is the Holiday Inn Express in Auburn Hills, MI.
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.