MATV, Malden’s Media Center, landed four awards in a recent video festival held in Nashua, New Hampshire sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region.The annual event, held on October 11, featured hundreds of students, professionals and citizens from all over New England and New York to compete for best video in 20 categories.
MATV’s Executive Director Ron Cox and Program/Volunteer Coordinator James Mudge attended the ceremony to receive “Best Entertainment” in the professional division for a video Ron produced for last year’s MATV Annual Meeting called “Back to the Future.” The video was a spoof based on the well-loved film trilogy. Mr. Cox, who played himself in the video did the writing and editing and James Mudge who played “Doc” was the camera operator.
The second first-place video was for “A Visit with Dairy Delight” which won “Best Profile Documentary” in the professional division. This was a short story on one of Malden’s favorite ice cream shops on Main Street. Ron was the host and James shot and edited the piece as a segment for “Live on Tape,” the long-running TV show also produced by Ron.
MATV volunteer producers also won some awards. Local host and producer Barbara Tolstrup won third place for her popular talk show series “Malden Square.” She entered the segment she did on cancer in which she included her own battle with the disease.
The participants in the summer 2013 Kids Video Adventure Workshop also came in third place for their music video parody of “Call Me Maybe” a lively promotional piece for MATV.
The Northeast Region of the Alliance for Community Media is a regional advocacy group that represents the six states of New England and New York. This year’s theme for the conference and video festival was “Live Free, Make Media” and was attended by hundreds of volunteer producers, both professional and non-professional as well as staff members from the hundreds of media centers located throughout the region.
To see the winning videos on MATV’s Video-on-Demand, click this link and scroll down to “Award Winners” on the playlist.
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