Festival of Community Television

The 7th Community TV Festival was held in Cork by CCTV, Cork Community Television.
This included workshops on Community Media in Ireland, screenings, networking events and discussions on the future direction of Community Television.

The 6th Community TV festival was held in Filmbase in Dublin by DCTV, Dublin Community television. This included screenings and networking events.

The 5th Community TV Festival was held on the 2nd and 3rd of Dec 2016 in Northern  Visions in Belfast.

This included workshops on Community Media in Ireland and Studio discussion as well as seminar on Archiving, and preserving the heritage of Community Television and Radio.

And screenings from Community Television projects.


The fourth Community TV festival will be held on June 12th and 13th 2015 in Cork County Hall.

This free two day event will discuss and showcase Community Television in Ireland.

It includes:

– A Seminar on a National Community Television Channel

– A Workshop on using and Creating media within your organisation.

– Screenings of Community Television programmes made in Ireland.

If you are interested in attending please email: info@corkcommunitytv.ie for a registration form.

The festival is organised by Cork Community Television with the support of the Community Television Association, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Cork City Council & Cork County Council.



Festival of Community Television 2014




It includes:

–          a Seminar on the Future of Community Television in Ireland;

–          a workshop on the links between Community Television and Community Development;

–          a technical workshop;

–          screenings of community television programmes made in Ireland.

The festival is taking place on

FRIDAY JUNE 13 from 10am to 5pm & SATURDAY JUNE 14 from 10am to 3pm



Attendance is free – but places limited.

Light refreshments included.

If you are interested in attending, please email: tina@irishfreelance.com for a registration form.

The festival is organised by Cork Community Television with the support of the Community Television Association, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Cork City Council & Cork County Council.


Festival of Community TV 2013

This is the second year of the Festival of Community Television . The idea of the festival is to provide a space for people to get involved in Community Television here in Ireland and for programme producers to discuss projects and skill share. https://www.facebook.com/events/451925984906318/

We will be focusing on showing community produced content with two very specials premiers and an opportunity to pick what you want to watch in the theater space all day on Saturday – Click here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19ATNU8YhZoGKTTyxcJM2qDVO8k3y8oEvkoERDAhUKMo/viewform.

We will also be running workshops on “Citywide” DCTV’s volunteer production team that have produced over three hundred videos in a year, the Dublin premier by frameworks Cork of a documentary called “Tadhg Barry” and a premier by volunteer production crew The Live Register plus craft beer and food .

This is all taken place in the Ireland Institute, The Pearse Centre,

27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 .



Friday 26th

11am – 1pm – CTA Internal Meeting

1pm – 2pm – Lunch

2.30pm – Citywide – Volunteer Production Models

5pm – Tadhg Barry – Dublin Film Premiere

6.30pm – DCTV’s Autumn Schedule launch and social

Saturday 27th

10am – Workshop on Quality in Community Television production

10am – 6pm – Community Television TV broadcasts – All day programme screenings (Theatre Space)

1pm – Lunch

2pm – Workshop

6pm – Dinner

7pm – Premier of the Live Registers documentary on Takism Square




 Festival of Community Television 2012

Festival of Community Television, organized by the CTA (Community Television Association), is a weekend event showcasing community television produced in Ireland, with samples from Europe. It takes place on the 27th & 28th July 2012.

This follows on from the Producers forum which was held in Dublin in 2011, and will be the first festival of community television in Ireland. It will further develop networks within community media to facilitate and enable co-operation both nationally and internationally.

Throughout the two days there will be workshops on community television production practices. These will include screenings / talks / workshops / masterclasses on numerous aspects of community television from documentary production to activism. The event is being held in the Ireland Institute on Pearse Street in Dublin city centre.

Further details on the schedule and topics will be published on this website closer to the festival dates. See also www.festivalofcommunitytelevision.com




Producers Forum (2011)

A producers forum networking event was held in the Gresham hotel in July 2011.

The aim of the event was to give community television producers an opportunity to showcase some of their work and discuss the processes involved in community television production.


The participants included members of CTA and individuals who have produced community television programmes. The type of community media productions included everything from authored and volunteer lead programmes, facilitated volunteer projects and also community development projects and Sound and Vision funded projects. This gave a good sense of the variety of different types of television programmes being produced.

The participants were sourced through the CTA, Neartv, DCTV, Ballymun communications, Cork Community Television (CCTV) and Leitrim communications.

Themes on the day included

  • Community Media Documentaries
  • Video Activism
  • Working with Community Groups
  • Filming Local Events
  • Studio and Formats.