Best of PRO-TV 2014

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Doors 6pm | Event 6:30pm

PRO-TV, DCTV's free professional media arts training program, offers NYC youth opportunities to create films, attain skills in digital video production and post-production, as well skills in leadership, team work, project management, research, public speaking, and professional development. It is an invaluable outlet for media literacy, self-advocacy, and social justice through the art of filmmaking.

This screening of the most stellar works of our youth media all-stars draws from original work produced in our Media Fellowships and Summer Media Intensive. We’ve curated a sampling of the broad range of strong documentary and narrative shorts produced, shot, and edited by PRO-TV students. 

Please join us this evening to both celebrate the work of these emerging artists, and further support the continued training and youth media production at PRO-TV!


Lifeline Alyssa Dyal | 4:21
With each passing year, Alyssa blossoms into a young woman. Her self-confidence and faith are tested, however, as her family and peers fail to accept her as she is.

My Life, My Path Michael Onitiri | 12:59
As a high school student studying both filmmaking and medicine, Michale attempts to figure out what path will make him happiest in the long run, regardless of his mother’s expectations that he become a doctor. Encouraged by the advice of his classmates and film mentor, Josiah finally confronts his mother with his decision to pursue film studies in college.

Relax It’s Just Naps Paul-Ann Rose | 10:53
Paul-Ann aims to understand why many black women have traditionally been so insecure about their hair. She embarks on a journey to transition from wearing synthetic hair to her own, natural hair. What will this experience reveal to her?

We’re All the Same Alvin Seenauth | 8:00
Alvin’s film follows the life of David, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome. “Even though we are disabled, we are able to function or should I say, communicate very well with the people who aren’t so disabled. We are all the same on the inside,” says David.

Journey Ezra Singh | 7:54
With the absence of his father, Ezra goes on a quest to find him. In doing so he seeks to better understand the concept of fatherhood.


All are welcome! Suggested donations to benefit PRO-TV here.


The Media Fellowship is the flagship media arts training program at DCTV. Students have the opportunity to participate in one-three years of media training at the DCTV firehouse under the guidance of PRO-TV's talented teaching, professional artists. Students at varying levels of experience produce short works including PSAs, documentaries that address issues important to their communities and them, and narrative & experimental films with a socio-politcal focus. The Media Fellowship consists of the Junior Fellowship, the Intermediate Fellowship, and the Senior Fellowship, our most advanced level of Media Fellowship training.

The Summer Media Intensive is a 6-week, hands-on program in which participants create a short narrative, documentary, or experimental film. Key partners including the DYCD Summer Youth Employment Program at Henry Street Settlement and St. Nick's Alliance, as well as YMCA summer program.

DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art.