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Upcoming Events

Open House

Tour the studio and learn about community media and how you can get involved at our Open House event!

BCAT is located at the Civic Plaza building on 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd in Bloomington, MN. Our studio is on the second floor of the Center for the Arts (north) side of the building, directly behind the stairwell.

For more info, contact BCAT staff at 952-563-4980 or bvinar@bloomingtonmn.gov.

Production Club

February 20, 2020: Comparing Cameras - A social "hour" will be held at 6:30 p.m. with some light refeshments, followed by the presentation at 7 p.m. If you would like to attend, please RSVP with BCAT staff or click "Going" on the Facebook Event page.

All Production Club workshops are FREE and open to the public. The workshops cover a variety audio/video topics that often go into more detail than our regular classes. If you have a suggestion for a workshop topic, please contact BCAT staff!

Future workshops (dates and topics subject to change):

April 23 - Video Production on a Budget

June 11 - Field Production (will take place outside, weather pending)

August 27 - TBD

October 22 - Special Guest (TBA)

2020 Hometown Media Awards

Submit your show(s) to the 2020 Hometown Media Awards! Once again, BCAT is sponsoring up to three submissions by our producers to the awards this year. Several BCAT shows have won awards in years past, and you could be next!

*Make sure to carefully read through all of the submission rules and categories here:

- Download the PDF icon Hometown Media Awards Submission Form 2020 or pick it up in person at BCAT, and submit it to me along with your program no later than Saturday, February 22 at 4:00pm!

- You can submit your program by DVD, Digital File, or YouTube URL

- You can either email the form to me (with a YouTube URL), or mail or drop of the form with a DVD or Digital File

**Cost: The cost to submit an entry is $75. However, if you choose to submit an entry, BCAT will cover $50 of the entry fee, and you will be responsible for the additional $25.

*If more than 3 programs are submitted, three people will randomly be drawn to be sponsored precisely at 3:00pm on February 22. If you are not one of the three selected, you can still submit your program to the awards yourself. The submission fee for non-members is $75, and the submission deadline is March 3rd. You do not have to attend the conference or the awards show to win an award.

Teen Video Boot Camp

BCAT and SWTV are partnering for the return of our popular youth program, Teen Video Boot Camp, in summer 2019. Click here for more information.