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Austin Econetwork Mayoral Debate

12/03/2014 - 2:29pm
Austin Mayoral Runoff candidates Councilmember Mike Martinez and attorney Steve Adler will face off in a debate on environmental issues taking place from 7-8pm Thursday December 4th at Threadgill's South in the Saloon Room. channelAustin has partnered with Austin EcoNetwork to televise the debate which will air on channelAustin's channel 16 as well as be available streaming through our web site
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Documentary Meetups Continue at channelAustin

11/03/2014 - 1:19pm
  channelAustin was again honored to host the Documentary Meetup and to screen the PBS POV film: The City Dark.   27 members joined Linda Litowsky from channelAustin as she provided a tour of these amazing studios and shared in a pot luck networking session.   The Documentary Meetup group hopes to call channelAustin home for its monthly screenings, tentatively scheduled for the 1st Saturday of the month.   For more information, please check out the web site:   http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Documentary-Fans/events/211911712/   The events are free, though donations are always welcome. 
Screening of The City Dark

Screening of The City Dark

10/30/2014 - 1:17pm
Please join us in welcoming Austin Documentary Fans to channelAustin's monthly film screenings now scheduled for the 1st Saturday of every month. Everyone is invited to these free screenings and meetups!   On Saturday, November 1st at 1:00 PM we'll be screening "The City Dark."  This is a POV/PBS film event that explores the alarming cost of light pollution and the disappearance of our night skies.   This promises to be very exciting and informative film and we have invited a reporter from the Austin American Statesman and a representative from Austin Energy to join us for a lively discussion.   Please RSVP at Austin Documentary Fans' Meetup Page. 
Photo of channelAustin at the Texas Teen BookFest

Texas Teen BookFest

10/20/2014 - 9:33am
channelAustin was one of many exhibitors at the 2014 Texas Teen BookFest held at St. Edward's University on Saturday, Oct. 18. Executive Director Linda Litowsky and iYouth Media's Grace Hubbell (pictured behind the table) spent the day providing information and answering questions about channelAustin's iYouth Media programs. The booth featured a demo reel of iYouth Media's recent projects including the iYouth Fusion Fest Filmmaking Boot Camp. channelAustin has participated in the Texas Teen BookFest for several years in a row and has found it to be an excellent way to reach area teens about the unique opportunities available in our iYouth Media program.

Cinema Touching Disability Films

10/08/2014 - 9:16am
channel 16 | Friday, Oct. 10 @ 10:30pm | Thursday, Oct. 16 @ 9pm   channelAustin is proud to present past Cinema Touching Disability Films. This annual, international film festival is sponsored by the Coalition of Texans With Disabilities and curated by Festival Coordinator William Greer. William was very helpful in working with filmmaker Cheryl Green and others to select these past film favorites.   Eight films that total 1 hour and 15 minutes comprise this showcase and represents cinema that touches on disability ranging from a child who is deaf and “admits” to his family that he cannot hear to a group of women who use song and dance to illustrate that people are not dumb just because they cannot hear.   This showcase also includes an in-depth interview with Austinite and the most famous person with Autism, Dr. Temple Grandin. A comedy called Cooking With Brain Injury and a film set as a surreal daytime TV show called Friending With Brian Injury were both produced by filmmaker Cheryl Green from Portland, Oregon. There is also a movie about the difficulties faced by people who stutter as well as the story of a visual artist who has low vision.   Don’t miss this opportunity to experience past finalists from the Cinema Touching Disabilities Film Festival. And please let us know what you think about this creative but little seen content.   And don’t miss Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival 2014 October 16th and 17th at the Alamo on South Lamar. For more information visit:   http://www.txdisabilities.org/

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