Reclaim the Media Presents Community Media Film Festival

I think this is just a great idea and I wish I could be out in Seattle to attend. It’s a great weekend for community media events. You could start this weekend in Montreal for CKUT’s Redefining Media conference starting Friday (hear more about it on last Friday’s radioshow), then jet over to Seattle to catch the first screening of the Community Media Film Festival starting at 7 PM with Pirate Radio USA.

The Community Media Film Festival is screening Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad/A Little Bit of So Much Truth, which also is screening at the Redefining Media conference. The filmmaker, Jill Freidberg, is scheduled to be a guest on the Oct. 26 edition of the radioshow to talk about this documentary.

Also playing is Michael Lahey’s great Making Waves, as much a brilliant character study as it is a movie about pirate radio in Tuscon, AZ. I spoke with Michael on the Nov. 12, 2004 edition of the radioshow.

Finally, the fest will feature the Seattle premiere of the new documentary about Paper Tiger TV, Paper Tiger Reads Paper Tiger Television. I’m lucky to have Maria Juliana Byck from Paper Tiger TV as a guest on this coming Friday’s radioshow to talk about this documentary celebrating 25 years of cutting edge public access TV.

The fest wraps up on Oct. 23 with what looks to be a really good panel discussion on the future of community media broadcasting. I hope the RTM folks will audio or video record this panel to share.

If you’re anywhere near Seattle this next weekend and week you shouldn’t miss it.



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