Founded in 1972, DCTV provides affordable and accessible resources to NYC's indie filmmaking community, including: hands-on workshops; low-cost equipment, facility, and post-production rentals; a signature screening & event series; and more.

Anyone can become a part of this diverse and inclusive community to get their project made, from start to finish, all under one roof.


  • Equipment Rentals As one of the only rental houses that does not require production insurance, DCTV Equipment Rentals strives to make otherwise expensive digital video camera, lighting and audio gear affordable and accessible to the indie filmmaking community. Conveniently located, open 7 days a week, and renting industry standard gear from Canon, Panasonic, Sony, Manfrotto, Sennheiser, Ikan and more, DCTV Equipment Rentals has become one of the many vital services that DCTV provides to established and emerging filmmakers alike.
  • Facility Rentals DCTV’s gothic landmark former firehouse circa 1895 is conveniently located in Chinatown/Tribeca and offers unique and versatile multi-use space rentals for: film/photo/green screen shoots, production holding/catering, art exhibits, concerts, parties, dance/theater performances, product launches, lectures, rehearsals, screenings, fundraisers, and more!
  • Post-Production DCTV Post is one of New York City’s best kept secrets. Located conveniently in Chinatown/Tribeca, we offer the least expensive HD editing facilities in the city. Access to our community media lab starts at $25/hour, and even our highest-end suite will not break the bank. Whether you're starting your rough cut or finishing for Sundance, we have an affordable editing solution for you. Please contact DCTV Post for availability and scheduling. All rentals require a DCTV Membership at only $25/year. 2 hour minimum.
  • Productions for Hire Productions for Hire (PFH) is DCTV’s professionally staffed production unit specializing in producing content for nonprofits and other community-based organizations. From event highlight pieces to fund-raising videos, from public service announcements to studio shows, PFH offers broadcast quality video production services at prices that nonprofits and grassroots organizers can afford
  • Workshops & Classes DCTV Workshops provide people from all walks of life access to the skills they need to make media and tell their story. Offering over 150 affordable, hands-on workshops each year in all aspects of digital filmmaking and media arts, from basic video production to advanced editing to web design and motion graphics, DCTV is a one-of-a-kind training facility that offers practical knowledge to everyone.



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