Welcome to RCTV!

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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Register for Spring Classes Now!

There’s no time like NOW to take media classes at RCTV! Sign up for Rochester’s most fun and affordable classes in The Basics of Videography (January 10 – 31), Digital Video Editing (January 27 – March 3) or TV Studio Production (January 27 – March 17).

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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 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.

Call for Submissions – RCTV OUTPUT Festival 2015 at the Cinema

Posted on January 22, 2015 by admin No Comments
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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. South. If you have […]

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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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What Are Your Three Words for Success in 2015?

Posted on January 5, 2015 by admin No Comments
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At the beginning of each year, entrepreneur, social media guru and business consultant Chris Brogan advises undertaking an exercise to come up with three words that will shape your year. Those three words aren’t a phrase like “Produce More Shows” or “Get In Shape.” They’re three distinct words – sometimes related, sometimes not –  that […]

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Real 2 Reel Youth Film Festival Accepting Submissions

Posted on December 22, 2014 by admin No Comments
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This year’s Real 2 Reel Youth Film Festival,  sponsored by HEART Coalition, Metro Council for Teen Potential and Four Walls, will be held at RIT on Thursday, February 19 in the afternoon (exact location and time to follow). All City of Rochester youths, up to the age of 20, who are involved in creating media are […]

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RCTV Media Classes for the New Year

Posted on December 15, 2014 by admin No Comments
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If you’re looking for a way to put some sizzle into the New Year, why not sign up to take classes at RCTV?! Beginning in January, we’ll be offering three different media classes, all of which are hands-on and will give you the skills to start producing your own work. Basics of Videography (Saturday, January […]

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Happy Thanksgiving to All

Posted on November 26, 2014 by admin No Comments
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RCTV will close at 1 PM on Wednesday, November 26 and will re-open on Monday, November 31. We wish you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving filled with many things to be thankful for, especially the love of friends and family.    

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Greentopia Film Fest Seeks Submissions for Chance to Win $1000 Stipend

Posted on November 24, 2014 by admin No Comments
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Rochester’s upcoming Greentopia Film Festival will take place on March 17-21, 2015. Greentopia | FILM is currently seeking festival submissions of films that focus on proactive, positive activities that individuals and/or organizations are undertaking to build the community in an environmentally-sound way.  Submissions that are chosen should have the power to inspire, transform, and empower […]

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