Channel 101

Channel 101 Channel 101 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit short film festival hosted monthly at the Downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles. For the audiences that attend the live screenings, Channel 101 is a chance to sit in the worn-out chair of the fat network exec, drunk on the blood of lowly artists whose right to exist is given in exchange for their ability to nourish.
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If there are 10 shows in the screening and 7 of them are good, that means 2 good shows aren't coming back and the power of life and death is in your hands. Base your decision on whatever you want. You run the network. You pick the programming. Then come back in a month and see the next episodes of the shows you picked- plus a healthy crop of new pilots. Dump the whole lineup and start fresh, or keep your favorite show running all year. Unlike "real" television, at Channel 101, what you want is what you get more of, and the day you stop wanting something is the day it stops. For the creatives that participate, Channel 101 is where the rubber meets the road. The deadlines are unreasonable, the time limit is impossible, the pay is non existent and the judgment is blunt. The amount of ego and sense of entitlement with which you enter is exactly proportional to the amount of pain you'll experience before you leave. Channel 101 is where you learn three things: How to fail, how to succeed, and finally, how there is no difference between the two. After all, the only thing as bad as being told your pilot failed is being told that your third episode was worse than your second. And the only thing as good as having the number one show is having a chance to come back with something new. In the mean time, you become harder, faster and fearless. You surrender to the audience as life-giving God and acquire total creative freedom through that surrender. You make connections with fellow creatives, you have something to look forward to all the time and for a few shining moments here and there, you're in the zone and your life takes on a little meaning. Audiences: Please join us at our next FREE screening. We have one every month here in Los Angeles. Directors: Be a part of our movement. Every month you sit around and think about what you're going to do is a month you could've done something. Turn yourself loose and submit to Channel 101.

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Got off the digital presses! We hunker down with @mikemccafferty and discuss the ups and downs of the February 2007 scre...
10/06/2020

Got off the digital presses! We hunker down with @mikemccafferty and discuss the ups and downs of the February 2007 screening! Link to our Patreon in bio #channel101

10/02/2020

Join us on Saturday (10/3) for KELSY’S KORNER! A 3-hour block of Channel 101 Classics curated by Kelsy Abbott ! Tune in at 1:01pm PDT on our Twitch channel! #channel101

10/01/2020

New episodes are up on channel101.com!!!

After @sevannajarian came and talked with us about the October 2006 screening last week, @abedg and @ryanridley drop in ...
09/30/2020

After @sevannajarian came and talked with us about the October 2006 screening last week, @abedg and @ryanridley drop in this week to discuss January 2007! Subscribe to the Channel 101 Patreon podcast to listen: patreon.com/channel101 #channel101

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09/27/2020

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Wow it’s the September 2020 Results! New pilots are due 10/27!
09/27/2020

Wow it’s the September 2020 Results! New pilots are due 10/27!

09/27/2020

YOUR NEW PRIME TIME LINEUP:
1. Breadtown
2. Nipple Sucking Aliens
3. Trading Up
4. Rumspringa
5. Dan’s Dance Revolution

09/27/2020
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Doors are open for the 8pm online screening! twitch.tv/channel101official

Network free since 2003 :: Channel101.com

09/26/2020

TONIGHT! 8PM and 10PM PDT tune in to twitch.tv/channel101official to see returning prime time shows and new pilots. Vote for your favorites and see who returns next month!

09/24/2020

NEW PILOTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020:
The Alternate
Cowboys
Dominick Reacts
I Hear You, I See You
My Loneliness Is Killing Me

Here are the results for the Frequency 101 September 2020 broadcast! Submit your own 5min or less pilot next month!
09/22/2020

Here are the results for the Frequency 101 September 2020 broadcast! Submit your own 5min or less pilot next month!

The frequency has found you! Listen to 10 audio shows and vote for your favorite 5 by Sunday 9/20 at https://bit.ly/35DN...
09/15/2020

The frequency has found you! Listen to 10 audio shows and vote for your favorite 5 by Sunday 9/20 at https://bit.ly/35DNX4N #frequency101

The September screening is creeping up! Send your pilots to submissions@channel101.com by 9/22 and catch up on the curre...
09/15/2020

The September screening is creeping up! Send your pilots to [email protected] by 9/22 and catch up on the current Prime Time at channel101.com! Poster by Eli Utter

09/12/2020
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Dont forget! Abed’s Afternoon 3 block of 101 classics starts at 1:01pm PDT TODAY on twitch.tv/channel101official

Network free since 2003 :: Channel101.com

09/09/2020

Join us on Saturday (9/12) for ABED’S AFTERNOON! A 3-hour block of Channel 101 Classics curated by Abed Gheith! Tune in at 1:01pm PDT on our Twitch channel! Twitch.tv/channel101official

09/08/2020

Reminder: Audio pilots are due TOMORROW for the September Frequency 101 Broadcast!

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09/04/2020

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New shows are live at Channel101.com!
09/04/2020
Channel 101

New shows are live at Channel101.com!

Channel 101 is a monthly screening of 5-minute TV shows. It is a living, autonomous, un-televised TV network, that has been running since 2003.

This Saturday feast your eyes on three delicious hours of Channel 101 classics curated by 101 legend Kyle Reiter! It all...
09/02/2020

This Saturday feast your eyes on three delicious hours of Channel 101 classics curated by 101 legend Kyle Reiter! It all starts at 1:01pm PDT on our twitch channel! See you there! Twitch.tv/channel101official

Heads up Freqs! If you want to be a part of the September broadcast, submit your audio pilot to submissions@channel101.c...
09/01/2020

Heads up Freqs! If you want to be a part of the September broadcast, submit your audio pilot to [email protected] by 9/9!

08/30/2020
TONIGHT! The Complete Series Series presents EVERYTHING! Watch all 19 episodes TONIGHT at 7pm PDT on our twitch channel ...
08/30/2020

TONIGHT! The Complete Series Series presents EVERYTHING! Watch all 19 episodes TONIGHT at 7pm PDT on our twitch channel (twitch.tv/channel101official)

08/30/2020

NEW PRIME TIME LINEUP:
1. Trading Up
2. Rumspringa
3. Breadtown
4. Nipple Sucking Aliens
5. Dan’s Dance Revolution

Ready for a refresher on the current Prime Time? Tomorrow (8/27) at 7pm join us for the Catch Up stream and get reaquain...
08/27/2020

Ready for a refresher on the current Prime Time? Tomorrow (8/27) at 7pm join us for the Catch Up stream and get reaquainted with Breadtown, Rumpspringa, Nipple Sucking Aliens, Soccer Boys, and Binary 46!

Twitch.tv/channel101official

08/26/2020

NEW PILOTS FOR AUGUST 2020:
The Adventures of Hero Guy
Dan’s Dance Revolution
Ghost Mode
Steve and Steve
Trading Up

The votes are in. Say “10-4 good buddy” or whatever to your first Frequency 101 prime time!If you’re in the top 5, your ...
08/24/2020

The votes are in. Say “10-4 good buddy” or whatever to your first Frequency 101 prime time!
If you’re in the top 5, your next episode is due by 9/12 and new pilots are still due 9/9

The Frequency has found you! Subscribe and listen to episode 1 of Frequency 101 https://apple.co/327Zki2 and vote on you...
08/18/2020

The Frequency has found you! Subscribe and listen to episode 1 of Frequency 101 https://apple.co/327Zki2 and vote on your five favorite pilots at https://bit.ly/2DUgoAj. Five shows will return for episode two and five will be canceled. #Frequency101

Our first screening stream is coming up! Have you submitted your pilot yet? There’s still time! Submissions are due a we...
08/17/2020

Our first screening stream is coming up! Have you submitted your pilot yet? There’s still time! Submissions are due a week from tomorrow (8/25)! Send them to [email protected]. Catch up on the current Prime Time line up at Channel101.com!

TODAY! Surf through the May 2006 screening and vote for your favorites afterwards! Starts at 1:01PM PDT on Twitch.tv/cha...
08/09/2020

TODAY! Surf through the May 2006 screening and vote for your favorites afterwards! Starts at 1:01PM PDT on Twitch.tv/channel101official

Another Saturday, another 3-hour block of Channel 101 faves! It all starts at 10:01 at twitch.tv/channel101official
08/08/2020

Another Saturday, another 3-hour block of Channel 101 faves! It all starts at 10:01 at twitch.tv/channel101official

TODAY we're streaming he March 2006 screening! Featuring YOUR MAGIC TOUCHED ME, YACHT ROCK, LUNATIC, PLAYBOY ADVENTURES,...
08/02/2020

TODAY we're streaming he March 2006 screening! Featuring YOUR MAGIC TOUCHED ME, YACHT ROCK, LUNATIC, PLAYBOY ADVENTURES, CLASSROOM and MORE! Starts at 1:01pm PDT on twitch.tv/channel101official

With the power of the internet we're BACK! Channel 101 will have it's first live stream screening Saturday, August 29th ...
08/02/2020

With the power of the internet we're BACK!

Channel 101 will have it's first live stream screening Saturday, August 29th on our twitch channel (twitch.tv/channel101official)

Submit your 5min or less pilot to [email protected] by August 25th and check out the current Prime Time line up at channel101.com

Another Saturday morning of your favorite Channel 101 shows! Stick around after for an encore of April’s Hot30 line-up! ...
08/01/2020

Another Saturday morning of your favorite Channel 101 shows! Stick around after for an encore of April’s Hot30 line-up! It all starts at 10:01am PDT at Twitch.tv/CHANNEL101OFFICIAL

07/30/2020
CHANNEL 101 IS BACK!!

In one month... CHANNEL 101 RETURNS with it's first ever online 101 screening! New Prime Time episodes and new pilots! Will yours be one of them? Be a part of history on Saturday, August 29th, 8pm & 10pm. Ready, set, pilot!! twitch.tv/channel101official (motion graphic by Clayton Root)

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Here's the link to the full April Hot 30 Webcast: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/603085924 Here are the videos ONLY: https://vimeo.com/412579338 Here's the run order PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-lQpyaBSOaFG6auQp1X1U7T2mAeO_3v5/view?usp=sharing
HOT 30 is this Saturday at 8PM! It's a live webcast hosted by WILLY ROBERTS and NICK HURLEY featuring: -ALL-NEW 30 second videos -Some of the best apartment-based Channel 101 episodes from the past, curated by Adam Garland and Erin Pearce! There's still time to submit your 30 SECOND video: -Send your submissions to [email protected] by Friday, March 27 at Noon. -High bitrate H264 or H265 is fine -Drink ‘em if you got em -HOT 30
Hello filmmakers! want free props?! about a year ago, the formidably talented Alex Kavutskiy gave me several large containers of cool costumes and interesting props! I have never used them, and they're very cool, and I don't have room for them, so I'd love to pass them along! If you're interested in swinging by Hollywood to come and grab things sometime next week then Please do! I'd love for someone to get some use out of them as alex intended hehe. Im never on this hellscape website so please text (don't call cause it's creepy) and let me know! I'm around this afternoon as well! Cheers!
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Channel 101, the show. https://www.facebook.com/CakeFX/videos/417818055508534/
SNACK FACTOR$ Why'd you mess with the perfect formula?!?! So much talking this time. No room for those bananas awkward silences. Why switch hosts? What the heck happened? It hurt me in my heart.
It just makes me happy and hopeful that Channel 101 is still around after all these years.
Looking for writers to collaborate with once a week in LA. We produce funny sketches with well know celebrities and comedians. Message me if you're interested and I'll send you more info. This job is no pay but you will receive credit for your work.
Reposting here - if anyone knows Angela, or just remembers her work in 101 shows like Intimate Indiscretions and The Parent Project, please consider donating
Can someone remind me of the name of the show that included a puppet snail whispering the phrase "pour ketchup on the table" ?
LACDA "Snap to Grid" Open Call, every entry shown! The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art seeks artists for an un-juried international exhibit featuring digital art and photography December 14-, 2017-January 6, 2018. All entries will be printed and shown in the gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit JPEG files of original work. Deadline: December 4, 2017. Complete information: http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html
I aways hate it when someone makes a big finale episode and it goes up on the website like this
Did Eli vote for my pilot?