GNAT Wins at Annual Video Festival


MANCHESTER >> Members of the GNAT staff and volunteer producers traveled to Hartford, CT for the annual Alliance for Community Media - Northeast (ACM-NE) Video Festival to accept six awards.

The ACM-NE represents Public, Education and Government (PEG) access organizations throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. ACM-NE is also a part the national Alliance for Community Media (ACM) which represents over 3,000 PEG organizations throughout the country.

Two GNAT Volunteer Producers won awards, Catherine Stewart for her programThe Shires of Vermont Byway and Steve Dunning for his showThe Way Home.

The Shires of Vermont Byway is a documentary highlighting the people and places along Vermont's Route 7 and Historic Route 7A in Bennington County Vermont. The Way Home is an interview show focusing the special relationships between pets and humans.

Three GNAT produced programs also earned awards, School News Update, Out of the Hills, and History Where it Happened. These programs were produced by GNAT staff, Ann Hammerle and Hoss Wuerslin and GNAT Volunteers Dick Smith, Scoop Maginniss, and Jon Wright.

School News Update is a magazine-style show featuring people and events at local schools. Out of the Hills is an interview show focusing on people from the "Mountain Town" communities. History Where it Happened explores familiar people and places in Vermont through the lens of historical significance.

"Gnat provides equipment, training and a platform for local citizens to learn technical skills and create media for our community. The awards not only celebrate the hard work of the volunteer producers and GNAT staff but also the quality and content of our local productions. It is an honor to be included among the best in the Northeast."

All of the award winning programs will air Saturdays throughout the month of December starting at 7:30pm on GNAT's Comcast Channels 15 and 8. You can also watch these and other programs online at


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