LYNN — Lynn Community Television (LCTV) has won four awards from the Alliance for Community Media-Northeast Region’s Nor’easter Video Festival. “Lynn Uncovered: Brian Pistols” took first place in the Documentary category. “Lynn Uncovered,” a web series from LCTV’s Koeun Neak, aims to tell the stories of the artists, restaurants, organizations and ordinary people of Lynn. This episode featured Pistols, who shared his experiences break dancing and growing up in Lynn.
In the Event Coverage-Single Camera category, LCTV won for its coverage of the 2018 Beyond Walls Mural Festival. This mini-documentary featured interviews with several of the muralists. The video showcased the artists at work in the Downtown Lynn Cultural District, and the block party that ended the weeklong festival.
In the Sports Programming category, the “Training for the Olympic boxing team” video took first place. This featured interviews with local boxers Charles Espinal and Daniel Marte and their trainers, and gave insight into the process of training for the Olympic team. Alex Sepulveda, owner and trainer of Private Jewels Boxing Club, also featured in the video, said “I’m a Lynn native, and the support I receive from Lynn TV has been above and beyond and for them to make this great video has helped my nonprofit and the kids involved grow.”
LCTV took third place in the Arts & Theater category for its production of “The Boston Abolitionists.” This was a dramatic reading done as part of “LynnDouglass200,” a yearlong celebration of abolitionist and former Lynn resident Frederick Douglass, in the studio at LCTV. The Poets’ Theatre of Cambridge put on this performance, which “gives voice to the wide range of anti-slavery attitudes in Massachusetts during the decades leading up to the Civil War.”
With these wins, Lynn Community Television now has three national awards, four regional awards, and three statewide awards. These awards were given by both the national and northeast region of the Alliance For Community Media and MassAccess, a member-based advocacy group for community media centers in Massachusetts. LCTV is a long-time member of both the ACM and MassAccess.
LCTV and all other winners will be honored at the 2019 Nor’easter Awards Ceremony, in Portland, Maine, October 31.
LCTV is Lynn’s community media center providing the public with opportunities to learn, use and create media. It has the tools to help the community create studio and field television or web productions, graphic designs, audio productions, documentaries, journalistic endeavors, and more. With an expanding network of partnerships with city, community organizations, and others, LCTV aims to be everyone’s voice and connection to neighbors and beyond. For more information, visit www.lynntv.org.