Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

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The DIGIES Festival is Open for Submissions

Have your students been coding, creating podcasts or videos, or drawing digitally? Maybe they would want to submit their work to this years Digies Festival.

The DIGIES is entering its 13th year. The DIGIES is an annual digital media conference and festival run by the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership. It recognizes student potential in an annual festival format. The festival celebrates student work in four categories: Audio, Graphic Arts, Interactive Media, and Video.

Submissions are open to school age children and young adults, from Pre-Kindergarten until 12th grade and are accepted through schools, arts councils or public libraries. All submissions are submitted digitally online by a teacher, librarian, arts council member or school staff member. Submissions are separated into four grade level areas: PK-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

All entries need to be submitted online through the Media Festival website:
• Requests for a login to submit work can be initiated by emailing Brian Mayer at bmayer@gvboces.org.
• Submission are accepted from educators, librarians or program supervisors.

For more information on the Digies, see their website at: www.digies.org

Homeless at the End

Where do the homeless go when suffering at the end, in the uneasy space between life and death? “Homeless at the End” offers a rare glimpse into the lives of formally homeless people as they struggle to come to terms with the end of their lives, and shows the need for a greater understanding and compassion for the terminally ill homeless as they face the end of life. Shot in a raw and intimate style, “Homeless at the End” tells the very personal stories of homeless residents’ final months and days in a unique hospice setting, Utah’s The INN Between.

Airs 1/23 at 4 a.m.

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Echoes from the Ancients

A tale of 1st Century tragedy and of a 20th Century quest to discover a city lost in time. The program follows explorers to Israel’s Galilee where they uncover a mountaintop civilization destroyed during the First Jewish Revolt. What excavators find in the ruins, is giving new insight into Christianity, Judaism and the history of western culture. “Echoes form the Ancients” is narrated by Academy Award winning actress Anne Bancroft, and produced by WXXI in Rochester, New York.

Airs 1/23 at 2 a.m.

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