9 February 2009: Staff and students from Australian Catholic University's (ACU) Melbourne campus have been nominated for several awards in the 2009 Antenna Awards - the Australian community television sector's 'night of nights'.
The awards honour the contribution of volunteer community television makers from across Australia, showcase up and coming talent in the media industry and celebrate multiculturalism and diversity.
The Pinoy TV program, which is produced by a not-for-profit community group and assisted by ACU’s School of Arts and Sciences in Melbourne, was nominated for two awards.
It was named in the Outstanding Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Program category, and the School’s technology support officer, Al Noveloso was nominated for Outstanding Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Producer.
Al was also nominated for his Outstanding Individual Contribution to Community TV.
“It’s a great honour for all those involved in Pinoy TV to be nominated in Antenna Awards,” he said. “The arrangement we have with the group is a fantastic one – by allowing them to use the facilities at Patrick Campus, our students in turn receive invaluable experience in TV and video production.”
Students who are keen to develop their skills learnt in units such as MEDA210 Video and Film Production can get hands-on experience in anything from audio and lighting to directing and set design.
“In addition, by volunteering for a not-for-profit group, students are able to gain credit points in community engagement,” Al said.
Pinoy TV is aired on C31 Melbourne and Adelaide, TVS Sydney and QCTV Brisbane.
The winners of the 2009 Antenna Awards will be announced on 27 February 2009.