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Thank you, Cambridge!

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 7:00am

We are so very thankful to all of you who been involved with Cambridge Community Television this year. Because of your desire to learn and share your voice, or to support those who do, the Cambridge community is a more vibrant place.

Each year, our cable channels feature 24,000 hours of programming in 10 languages that celebrate our city and its rich and diverse culture. We offer an extensive array of computer and media production classes, as well as special services and educational programs to support youth, seniors, and non-profit organizations

We could not do what we do without the support of the community. If you have not already done so this year, please consider making a donation to support Cambridge Community Television, YOUR community media center.

Neighborhood & Community

Support Media Education for All

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 12:00pm

"I love the idea of making media production available to EVERYONE", says CCTV member Sarah Bellingham. "Film is such a powerful tool. It should be in the hands of the "people," if you will, and not just mega-corporations. Independent media, or lack thereof, is what will make or break a country. I genuinely believe that, and that is why I am excited about CCTV."

Sarah, an aspiring documentary filmmaker, became involved with CCTV in 2014 because she was impressed with the work she saw coming out of CCTV classes. Soon after, Sarah advanced from PA/Assistant Editor positions to working as an Associate Producer and an Editor.

One particular CCTV class that really made a difference in Sarah's life is DSLR Filmmaking. While taking the class, Sarah decided to apply to a graduate program at Columbia University's Journalism School. Sarah included "Cami and Emily," a 3-minute short which she made in DSLR Filmaking, as the work sample for her Columbia application. Sarah was accepted to the program, and began to work towards her Masters degree this fall. "I really credit the fact that CCTV let me expand my horizons technically with the fact that I was able to keep moving up in the industry. Plus, there's so many things you learn from your teachers and other students that you'd never be able to predict going into a class."

CCTV's media education program gave Sarah the skills she needed to reach her educational and professional goals. Please consider making a donation today in support of this important work.

Neighborhood & Community

Cambridge Community Television’s HorrorFest 2015

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:29am

Cambridge Community Television’s HorrorFest 2015
A Juried Screening of Short Horror Films

CAMBRIDGE, MA - On Thursday, October 29th at 7pm, two days before Halloween, Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) will host an exciting screening of juried video work that addresses the theme of horror. From thrillers to chillers to monster movies, and everything in between, watch short films and video projects that will electrify you and make you jump out of your seat. This festival was open to submissions from all filmmakers working in the horror genre who want to share their work with the community. The result is an incredibly diverse, eclectic viewing experience — the first of its kind at CCTV.

As the horror film is often an overlooked artistic genre of filmmaking, CCTV’s HorrorFest 2015 provides filmmakers with a different cultural context to display their work — and Halloween is the time of year when moviegoers want to give themselves the shivers. The screening will begin at 7PM and be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, who are strongly encouraged to attend the screening and participate. Though the event will represent the fun of the holiday spirit, the Q&A also offers an opportunity for viewers and makers to create a dialogue about horror as a theme.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. There will be treats.
For additional questions please contact Allison at or 617.401.4009.

Check CCTV's HorrorFest 2015 facebook event page here!

Video still above from "The Houseguest" by Nick Perry

Arts & Entertainment

Storytelling with Comics

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 3:14pm
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 18:00 to 21:00

Comics aren’t just cartoon superheroes and villains – they are a language all their own in the world of storytelling, combining words and pictures in a way no other medium can. In this course, we will explore the structure and vocabulary of comics, unlocking their potential to tell stories both simple and complex, funny or serious. We will look at different styles of storytelling with comics: Hand-drawn, digitally-drawn, photomontage, mixed media, and more. Each student will work on a project of their own using their preferred style. No cartooning or drawing ability required! Students are required to work on and complete a short project while in class - this project may be part of a CCTV exhibition in the Karen Aqua Gallery. Instructor: Jon Dorn


  • Wed, 09/23/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 09/30/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 10/07/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 10/14/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 10/21/2015, 6:00 PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.

EducationClasses$260.00Member Cost: $70.00