OCTFME Recognizes The Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center as the June 2019 Location of the Month

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) recognizes the Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center as the June 2019 Location of the Month.  

Nestled firmly in the community of Congress Heights in Southeast DC, east of the Anacostia River, The Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center (CHACC) is DC. The rich historic feel of the neighborhood combined with a vibrant revitalization sweeping through the area makes an inviting environment for film and television productions.  The first floor gallery space, rooftop terrace and full function kitchen of the Culture Center can accommodate events and productions alike.

CHACC was established to explore arts and culture of people of the African Diaspora, specifically communities of African Americans residing east of the Anacostia River.  The Center’s mission, purpose and highest priority is to help weave children, youth and young adults into the fabric of the economic revitalization and expose, inspire and educate these young people, specifically in Wards 7 and 8, to the rich artistic and cultural opportunities the District of Columbia has to offer. CHACC is the artistic and cultural home to many east of the river creatives.

“It is such a pleasure to be featured as the location of the month for June 2019, by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment,” stated Keyonna Jones, Founder and Executive Director of CHACC.  “Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center is a family - a tribe, with a vision to expose, inspire and educate. We strive to be a safe place for our community, a hub of innovation and catalyst for creativity.  It is an extreme honor to be recognized and supported by such an esteemed organization. We are so grateful!”

To learn more about the Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center visit https://www.chacc.org or OCTFME’s locations referral resource CHACC.  For information about past locations of the month, visit DC Reel-Scout Directory.




Website: CHACC.org

The “Location of the Month” initiative is part of the agency’s mission to market and support District locales as media production locations, and to bring attention to the wide range of cinematically compelling locations that are available to film and television productions.                                                       

If you have a suggestion for a future OCTFME “Location of the Month” we would love to hear from you. If you own or manage a business, venue or location you would like to be featured as a “Location of the Month,” or if you are a filmmaker or a fan of local filmmaking with a suggestion for a unique DC location OCTFME could feature in the future “Location of the Month” please use this nomination form and tell us all about it.                             


The mission of the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) is to produce and broadcast programming for the District of Columbia’s public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable channels; regulate the District of Columbia’s cable television service providers; and support a sustainable creative economy and labor market in the District of Columbia. OCTFME operates three television channels, the District of Columbia Network (DCN), the District Council Channel (DCC) and the District Knowledge Network (DKN) as well as DC Radio 96.3 HD4, the District of Columbia’s first and official government radio station, in partnership with Howard University’s WHUR. OCTFME also administrates a media production incentive program, the DC Film, Television and Entertainment Rebate fund and offers a number of support services to local and out-of-state film, television, video, entertainment, interactive, multimedia, and digital media content creators.  These services include: media production permitting; location scouting; production support; production and infrastructure incentives; job placement assistance and workforce development programs. For more information go to www.entertainment.dc.gov or call 202-671-0066.

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