If the delectable food, lively music, diverse auction, and deserving honoree were not compelling enough reasons to attend the BBQ, we have one more reason for you: the cause!
CCTV's Back Lot BBQ, happening this Thursday, 9/22 at 5:30 pm, is first and foremost a fundraiser for our fabulous Youth Media Program, which is a media arts and career development program for Cambridge young people. Teens involved in the program gain valuable media making and career readiness skills as they work as media artists. The program is comprised of two components: the Summer Media Institute and the School Year Production Program. Over the years, the program has grown exponentially and is now serving 56 teens each year. You can find more details about the program here. And, tickets to the BBQ can be purchased here.Neighborhood & Community
The Back Lot BBQ is less than one week away (September 22)! If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, here's reason #3 as to why you don't want to miss this year's event: the auction.
This year's silent auction features something for everyone -- whether you're a sports fan, a music/arts enthusiast, or just looking for some fun activities to do with friends or family, you'll find many unique items to fit all budgets in this year's auction.
Some highlights of this year's auction include: an autographed an autographed Red Sox ball, a Google Chromebook, a weekend stay in New Hampshire, and numerous gift certificates and passes to local dining, entertainment, and arts establishments. And whatever you place your bid for, know that all of the proceeds will directly benefit CCTV's Youth Media Program. Purchase your tickets to CCTV's Backyard BBQ here, or in person at CCTV. See you there!Neighborhood & Community
Cambridge Residents are being given the opportunity to send a short video letter to whoever the new city manager may be. They can address issues that are important to them, help prepare the city manager for what to expect, or simply introduce themselves. This entry features Sharon Zimmerman, executive director of Cambridge Camping and one of her C.I.T.'s, Troy.
A piece of bicycle propaganda for the 21st century, based on the 1954 auto propaganda video "Give Yourself the Green Light."Politics & Government
On Thursday, September 22, CCTV will host an unforgettable BBQ to benefit CCTV’s Youth Media Program, featuring delicious food from local restaurants and live music by Zili Misik. To honor the work and legacy of the retiring Cambridge City Manager, the Leading Role Award will be renamed the Rossi Award for Creative and Responsive Leadership and will be presented to City Manager Richard Rossi. The Back Lot BBQ will also feature inductions to CCTV’s Honorary Board. Inductees include former Director of the Cambridge Community Foundation, Robert Hurlbut, journalist and photographer Derrick Jackson, and Didi Delgado, a poet and activist. All are Cambridge residents and long-time supporters of CCTV.
Tickets are available for purchase here.Neighborhood & Community
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride the MBTA for eight hours straight? How about racing around the entire thing in that time? Well, now it's time to find out. Miles Taylor takes on the challenge of beating the record for the fastest trip around the MBTA subway system in July of 2016.
Produced by Giovanni Jajoute, Rocco Magliozzi and Miles Taylor for the Summer Media Institute 2016
Produced by Diana Estrada and Anderson Guichette for the Summer Media Institute 2016
OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: CCTV's Second Annual HorrorFest - International Film Festival, 2016
On Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm, the week before Halloween, CCCTV will host a juried screening of film/video work at the Bartos Theater that addresses the theme of horror. We are looking for all types of short films and video projects in any category of horror: thriller, psychological, monster-movie, atmospheric, animated, fantasy, documentary, horror-comedy, or whatever gives you the shivers. Running time must be under 20 minutes. Submission is FREE!
If you are interested in showing your work, the submission form can be found here.
Submission deadline is Tuesday, October 11th at midnight. Filmmakers will be notified of acceptance no later than October 16th. Please be prepared to deliver or send a high resolution file if accepted. The festival will take place at the Bartos Theater, in the Wiesner Building on the MIT campus - 20 Ames Street Building E15, Atrium level, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139. There will be treats. This event is free and open to the public.
Questions? contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-401-4009
(Image above from "A Dawning Darkness" by Jeff Palmer)Arts & Entertainment
Promotion for the Summer Media Institute 2016 Screening at the MiT Museum on Thursday, August 11 at 6PM
Produced by Odai NakawaArts & Entertainment
Cambridge Residents are being given the opportunity to send a short video letter to whoever the new city manager may be. They can address issues that are important to them, help prepare the city manager for what to expect, or simply introduce themselves. The second entry in the series features Mothers Out Front.Politics & Government