CTVN Wins CHICAGO Award at the CineYouth Festival

Community TV Network students were presented the CHICAGO Award by the Chicago International Film Festival’s CineYouth Festival for their short film, “Welcome to the Peace House.” Angelo Ross, Sierra Blackman and Briona Barker-Davis worked with CTVN instructors Bill Sacco and Peter Kuttner on the film that features the south side Read more…

Why Chicago Needs Chance the Rapper’s Donation

by Lauren Johnson Due to budget cuts and reports of mismanaged state money, the Chicago Public School district has been riddled with complaints about over-crowded schools and short-staffed institutions. As years went on, matters only got worse, creating situations where students’ education suffered due to their schools lack of funding. Read more…

CTVN Disproves the Myth of “Perfection”

At Community TV Network we pride ourselves on our students’ ability to tackle any issue, be it a small neighborhood dispute or a national crisis. In the documentary “Perfection,” students tackled the very big issue of cultural standards of beauty and how it impacts women. Body image and cultural pressures Read more…

Weekend Shoot Forces CTVN Students to Adapt

by Lauren Johnson Last weekend, Community TV Network filmed and photographed a large birthday party in the Bridgeport neighborhood, giving our interns the chance to showcase their production skills. The interns, Byonca Dodson and Elsa Concepcion, were supervised by Vedran Residbegovic, filmmaker who has worked on many of CTVN’s professional video jobs in Read more…

CTVN Remembers Harold Washington

by Asiah White With Black History Month coming to an end, CTVN remembers one of the most influential voices here in Chicago: Harold Washington. Harold Washington was the first black mayor of Chicago and during his campaign CTVN was able to capture some memorable moments toward the end of his Read more…

CTVN Stands up for Animals Everywhere

Animal cruelty is a continuing issue that affects thousands of animals every year. Animal cruelty can consist of either physical abuse, emotional abuse, or negligence. Out of the 1,143 animal cruelty reports in 2011, 70.1% of the cases involved dogs, 20.9% involved cats, and 24.1% involved other animals. In 2011, Read more…