How to Be a Man wins Best Documentary award

Youth documentary wins award for commentary on sexism

We’re excited that CTVN’s documentary “How To Be a Man” won the Best Documentary Short award at Our Voices Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada! Congrats to the whole team involved in making #HowToBeaMan: Elsa Cristina Concepcion Jocelyn Hernandez #MarvinaJohnson #SeionBrown #ViHaden.  Special thanks to CTVN instructor Bill Sacco and film festival coordinator Jonathan Read more…

CTVN producers Jesus Rosillo and Hayley Hawkins

CTVN youth make videos to combat violence

This summer, CTVN junior producers completed a series of videos for local non-profit clients, supported by Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities #safeandpeacefulchi. The project was part of a city-wide initiative by The Chicago Community Trust to combat summer spikes in violence in at-risk neighborhoods by enabling constructive, community-building Read more…

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…