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:

Town Hall Meeting Sept 29

09/11/2014 - 11:01am
The channelAustin Board of Directors will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on Monday, September 29, with a reception at 6:00 PM and opening remarks from Board members starting at 6:30 PM. This is an opportunity for mediaArtists and everyone in the community to meet the 7-person volunteer Board that oversees and advises channelAustin, the non-profit organization that manages the City’s community television studio. This is your chance to ask questions about anything, provide feedback about what we do, and make suggestions for new things that we ought to do. The event is free, of course, but if you could RSVP by sending a quick email to info AT channelaustin DOT org that helps with our planning.

Fuel Our Fire Comes to channelAustin

08/14/2014 - 1:31pm
channelAustin is pleased to announce that Fuel Our Fire, in partnership with the Amala Foundation and The One Village Music Project, will be using our facilities starting on August 18 to develop music that will be recorded at the Tequila Mockingbird Studio. This follows the Amala Foundation's Global Youth Peace Summit held here in Austin. Fuel Our Fire provides young people from all over the world the opportunity to create music collaboratively.

Sorrow at the loss of Craig Gandy

07/14/2014 - 1:04pm
channelAustin staff expresses its deepest sorrow at the loss of Craig Gandy who passed away on July 9. Craig and the Gandys have been very active channelAustin mediaArtists for many years. Staff offers its condolences to Craig's wife, Mauri, the Gandy family, and all of Craig's friends and supporters. Mauri and her children plan a celebration of Craig's life during their show JCI Live Austin this Thursday, July 17th at 8:00 PM time on channel 11.