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RCTV15 is Rochester’s award-winning public access television station. We offer:

  • On-air broadcasts of local programming (Time Warner Channel 15 or 98.5 in Rochester)
  • Adult and Youth Media Classes
  • Special events open to the community

Put your program on the air for free for all Rochester to see!

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RCTV Produces New Film, July ’14

In his new film, July ’14, Carvin Eison tackles the question “What kind of city do we want to become?” This trailer represents the work in progress on the new RCTV film that explores Rochester 50 years after the civil unrest that took place in July of 1964.
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RCTV Seeks Submissions to OUTPUT ’15 Film Festival

Submit your work to RCTV’s OUTPUT Festival that will be held at the Cinema Theater on April 13 and 14 for a chance to show your work on the big screen to friends, family and the community!

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New RCTV Entertainment Program Brings Back the Pythodd

Check out this excerpt of The Pythodd Remix, a new program hosted by Tina Chapman DaCosta and Jose DaCosta, that showcases entertainers who would be found performing at the Pythodd Jazz Club that was found on Clarissa Street in Rochester if the club were still around today.

Editorial by Ayala Emmett and Peter Eisenstadt: Oscars’ Night and America’s “Selma”

Posted on February 27, 2015 by admin No Comments
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Last Sunday some of us stayed up late not because we were Oscars’ devotees but because we hoped to see “Selma” win. Many of us, viewers and reviewers, who saw the film following its release in November 2014, thought of several Oscar wins because of the high quality of the film. We were captivated by […]

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Editorial: The Oscars…A Platform for Controversy?

Posted on February 23, 2015 by admin No Comments

The Academy Awards Ceremony that took place last night is arguably Hollywood’s biggest night, where the movie industry’s most talented are recognized and celebrated. The evening was replete with political commentary, covering topics from Alzheimer’s disease to wage inequality and from incarceration to whistle blowing. As I listened to those making impassioned pleas as part […]

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Rochester’s Film Office: Opening Doors to Filmmaking Success

Posted on February 16, 2015 by admin No Comments
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When attendees of a presentation made to Rochester’s Documentary Group asked Nora Brown, Executive Director of the Rochester and Finger Lakes Film Office, about upcoming projects in Rochester, she responded with a smile, “When they tell me it’s okay to talk about it, I talk about it,” referring to the fact that news of Pepsi’s […]

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Filmmaking Pushed to the Limit – Mind2Movie on 2/9/15

Posted on February 8, 2015 by admin No Comments

For the past three years, RCTV has given a “Best Editing Award” at the screening of Rochester Movie Makers’ Mind2Movie Filmmaking Challenge. The RCTV team who screened this year’s submissions agreed that it gets harder and harder to pick the team to win the “Best Editing” prize because production value has ratcheted up higher and […]

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Member Benefit: RCTV Video Equipment Available to Borrow

Posted on February 8, 2015 by admin No Comments

Most RCTV members who have gone through TV Studio Production and Digital Video Editing classes know they have RCTV’s TV Studio and editing equipment at their disposal, at no cost. But did you also know that RCTV  has cameras, lighting and sound equipment available to borrow for field work? Once you are a Member of […]

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Call for Submissions – RCTV OUTPUT Festival 2015 at the Cinema

Posted on January 22, 2015 by admin No Comments
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Click to download flyer We’re looking forward to RCTV’s annual OUTPUT Festival that showcases the works of diverse members of the RCTV Community, from class members and producers to organizations associated with RCTV. This year’s event will run on Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14 at the Cinema Theater located at 957 Clinton Ave. […]

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The 72 Hour Mind2Movie Challenge: Filmmaking Fun Condensed

Posted on January 16, 2015 by admin No Comments
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“The idea for the 72 Hour Mind2Movie Challenge came from a couple of young, talented filmmakers who were planning to drive to Washington, D.C. to participate in a 48 hour film festival,” shared Stanley Main, the Founder of Rochester Movie Makers. Rochester Movie Makers is the non-profit organization that has held the Mind2Movie Challenge for […]

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Film Fests and Grants via Sundance!

Posted on January 7, 2015 by admin No Comments
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Check out the extensive list of film festivals and grants available to filmmakers, included below via the Sundance Newsletter, which they generously allowed RCTV to reprint. January Newsletter We hope you’ve enjoyed the Winter Holidays with friends and family and good health.  The DFP is excited to be by your side with support and creative […]

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