Welcome to RCTV!

RCTV15 is Rochester’s award-winning public access television station. We offer:

  • On-air broadcasts of local programming (Time Warner Channel 15 or 98.5 in Rochester)
  • Adult and Youth Media Classes
  • Special events open to the community

Put your program on the air for free for all Rochester to see!

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Join us at RoCo for RCTV’s Annual Meeting, December 9 at 5:30 PM

Join us on December 9 at 5:30 PM at Rochester Contemporary Art Center for fun, food and festivities at RCTV’s Annual Meeting.

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RCTV Produces New Film, July ’14

In his new film, July ’14, Carvin Eison tackles the question “What kind of city do we want to become?” This trailer represents the work in progress on the new RCTV film that explores Rochester 50 years after the civil unrest that took place in July of 1964.
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RCTV’s Annual Report Is Now Available Online

Rochester Community TV’s Annual Report shares highlights of the year, Member lists, a financial report and a list of our valued Partners.

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RCTV Sponsors Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s Question Bridge

From October 3 through November 16, RCTV will sponsor the exhibit Question Bridge at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, and will display an interactive presentation in ROCO’s Lab Space called Dialogues: Young Men of Color.

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New RCTV Entertainment Program Brings Back the Pythodd

Check out this excerpt of The Pythodd Remix, a new program hosted by Tina Chapman DaCosta and Jose DaCosta, that showcases entertainers who would be found performing at the Pythodd Jazz Club that was found on Clarissa Street in Rochester if the club were still around today.

Greentopia Films Seeks Submissions for Chance to Win $1000 Stipend

Posted on November 24, 2014 by admin No Comments

Rochester’s upcoming Greentopia Film Festival will take place on March 17-21, 2015. Greentopia | FILM is currently seeking festival submissions of films that focus on proactive, positive activities that individuals and/or organizations are undertaking to build the community in an environmentally-sound way.  Submissions that are chosen should have the power to inspire, transform, and empower […]

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RCTV Annual Meeting – December 9, 2014

Posted on November 12, 2014 by admin No Comments
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Mark your calendars to join us for RCTV’s Annual Meeting at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, December 9. This year, we’ll be holding RCTV’s Annual Meeting at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, where there will be food, fun and festivities, as we celebrate the close of another great year! You’ll have a chance to discover the […]

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Last Two Weeks for Question Bridge and Dialogues Exhibition

Posted on November 4, 2014 by admin No Comments
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On Sunday, October 16, the Rochester Contemporary Art Center will close its groundbreaking exhibition Question Bridge and its sister exhibit that RCTV mounted called Dialogues…Young Men of Color. For six weeks, this exhibit will have provided a look into the lives, issues, concerns, beliefs, actions, fears and passions held by black men in this country, […]

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RCTV Contest: Submit a Title for This Video for a Chance to Win!

Posted on October 29, 2014 by admin No Comments
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The video below is Part 1 of a three-part story about three refugees from Bhutan living in Rochester, NY. Featuring Dhan Bahadur Tamang, Dhan Bahadur Bomzan, and Madan Tamang, the new work was photographed and edited by RCTV’s Rajesh Barnabas with interviews and translations by Niraj Lama. The piece is featured in the Dialogues exhibition […]

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Insights and Tips from Three Successful Crowdfunders

Posted on October 24, 2014 by admin No Comments
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On Wednesday, October 15, the Rochester Documentary Group held a meeting at RCTV in which a panel of individuals with success in crowdfunding met to share tips, insights and best practices. Panelists included filmmaker and ROCDoc Founder Linda Moroney who ran the crowd funding campaign for the Dalai Lama Film, filmmaker Kate Kressman-Kehoe who collaborated […]

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Editorial: Why We Need the High Falls Film Festival

Posted on October 15, 2014 by admin No Comments
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This is an editorial by Carol White Llewellyn and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Management, Staff or Board of Directors of RCTV If you’re like most people, you probably go to the movies based on trailers, advertising, curiosity, or your interest in a book that’s been turned into a movie. You may […]

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Improving Your Digital Filmmaking, by Derrick Petrush

Posted on October 3, 2014 by admin No Comments
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During the August meeting of Rochester Movie Makers, Derrick Petrush of D Train Media shared the following pointers during his presentation titled “Improving Your Digital Filmmaking: Five Things You Can Do to Make Your Production Better.” Always shoot in progressive scan Progressive scan offers clean, full images for every frame. The images are easier to […]

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Question Bridge Gets Ink

Posted on September 29, 2014 by admin No Comments

The upcoming exhibition, Question Bridge: Black Men, that will be at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) from October 3 through November 16 has been getting great coverage… and it’s no wonder. It’s a groundbreaking exhibition that goes far beyond a cursory exploration of the experience of being a black male in America today. As […]

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