Let's make BIG MONEY for WCM and the Midwest Region of the Alliance for Community Media!
The Silent Auction is ON! Here's how it works. Go to the Silent Auction forum. Tell WCM what you are donating. If possible, bring your item to the Spring Conference where on Thursday evening during the Exhibitors Reception and the Video Fest Banquet and Show, attendees will bid on the items on display. Winners will be announced during the Show.
Money made on items donated by ACM Midwest members will go to ACM Midwest and money made by items donated by WCM members will go to WCM! Last year we made a few hundred dollars. We can beat it this year!! Bring your T-shirts, your bottles of wine, those tickets you can't use, a great piece of art, or even video equipment in good condition. Questions? Contact Silent Auction Manager Ryan VanLanduyt.
Deadline for entries: Friday, January 16, 2015 TelVue video upload deadline: Monday, January 19, 2015 January 30 - February 18: Entries are judged. Monday, March 9: Award notifications were mailed Monday morning March 30: Deadline to order Fest plaques, statuettes, and certificates Thursday, April 8: Hotel registration deadline (set by Hilton City Center, Milwaukee) Friday, April 17: Conference registration deadline (Members pay a late fee) Thursday, April 30: The Video Fest Show begins at 5:00 pm with a reception! Thursday & Friday April 30 & May 1 WCM/ACM-Midwest Spring Conference!
WCM announces video fest award winners!
Wisconsin Community Media is excited to announce the awards in the 2015 Best of the Midwest Video Fest! This year more than 200 entries from 34 media centers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Illinois, and Iowa participated. The WCM press release names all the programs that received top scoring Excellence Awards, second place Achievement Awards, and third place Merit Awards for their work. In addition, 10 programs received the Best in Show awards in several categories. Award winners will be honored at the banquet and show on Thursday April 30 at the Downtown Milwaukee Hilton Hotel. Tickets are $45.
The House of Representatives committee is looking at revisiting the Communications Act in light of all of the new video platforms available to consumers. In it's 6th white paper, the House asked the public to answer some questions it posed, one of which dealt with whether or not PEG channels were needed in the era of the Internet. As anyone who has produced a show can testify, it takes more than an upload to produce a show!
Best of the Midwest Video Fest closes with record breaking number of entries!
WCM is very excited to announce that participation in the fest was bigger than ever this year. Community television producers working through 34 media centers from Ames, Iowa to Wisconsin Rapids entered the Fest. Shows came from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. We have 14 judging sites ready to go! Participants will learn how they did soon after Thursday, March 5.