DCTV's PRO-TV Program

DCTV's PRO-TV Program Teaching NYC youth media literacy, social justice, and self-advocacy through the art of film-making. PRO-TV is on of the most successful youth media arts training program in the nation.

Offering free training to the youth of New York City since 1978, PRO-TV provides positive creative outlets for young people to address the issues affecting their lives and their communities. Students are paired with top teaching artists who guide them through a rich curriculum of media arts training using state-of-the-art equipment. In programs ranging from one day to three years in duration, students have the opportunity to: * The Program * Staff / Instructors * Students * DCTV * Funders • Practice the art of storytelling using design, lighting, sound and image • Attend seminars on media literacy and the history of media arts • View and deconstruct films in roundtable discussions • Master cameras, audio equipment, and digital editing systems Awards & Recognition: PRO-TV wins more awards than any similar program in the nation. Students frequently participate in film festivals and events worldwide. Recent film festivals and awards include: • Student Emmy® Awards • Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize • Tribeca Film Festival • San Francisco International Film Festival • The Los Angeles International Film Festival • The American Black Film Festival • Women in the Director’s Chair Festival • Hot Springs International Film Festival Academics & Opportunities: Almost 100% of PRO-TV Media Fellowship students go on to attend college and/or gain employment in the media industry. PRO-TV provides support throughout the college application process, and each year PRO-TV students are awarded numerous acceptances and scholarships. Recent grads are currently enrolled at schools as diverse as: • NYU/Tisch School of the Arts – Lewis Rudin City Scholarship; University Scholars Program; New York Times Full Scholarship • Claflin University – Emma Bowen Foundation Scholarship • Kingsboro Community College – Future Latino Filmmakers Scholarship • And many more, including Penn State University, Syracuse University, Emerson College, Ithaca College, Pace University, and SUNY/CUNY colleges. PRO-TV students can put the technical skills they learn to use in internships with major media companies. Recent internship sites include NBC, The New York Times, and NY International Latino Film Festival.

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Are you a young man of color age 18-24? Come check out our filmmaking program and make your own movies!

Are you a young man of color age 18-24? Come check out our filmmaking program and make your own movies!

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Hi PRO-TV Alumni! We would love if you can fill out this quick survey and pass along to anyone you know who was a student of the program. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete. We are missing lots of contact information and we would love to stay in touch!

Thanks! ~Chinisha


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