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Cal State Fullerton to Host CSU Media Arts Festival

October 28, 2013

What:  The best student work in film, video and new media from throughout the California State University will be presented Saturday, Nov. 9, at the CSU Summer Arts 23rd Annual Media Arts Festival at Cal State Fullerton and sponsored by DreamWorks Animation.

Winning student entries will be awarded a $500 cash prize and the prestigious Rosebud Award. A best-in-show winner will receive an additional $500 and Rosebud Award, and campus departments for each winning entry receive a $250 prize. Both the screening and student awards ceremony, which are expected to draw more than 200 attendees, are open to the public at no charge.

Who: The competition drew 135 entries from the 23 CSU campuses. The works of 31 finalists in nine categories — including four students from Cal State Fullerton — were selected for festival screening. CSUF finalists, cities of residence, majors and entry title are:

Patricia Pham (B.F.A. art-entertainment art/animation '13) of Garden Grove, "Typewriter's Café"

Nina Sharifi, junior radio-TV-film major of Carlsbad, "Séance"

Mark C. Roe (B.A. radio-TV-Film '13) of Rancho Cucamonga, "Unuino – Always Awkward"

Amanda Campbell, senior radio-TV-film major of Los Angeles, "Lucid 8"


Saturday, Nov. 9 6 – 9:30 p.m. Finalists' Screening

Finalists' projects will be screened in the following categories: animation, documentary, experimental, interactive, music video, narrative, television, feature screenplay and short screenplay.

9:45 – 10 p.m. Student Awards Ceremony

More information can be found online.

Where: Cal State Fullerton, Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, Room 1502

800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Parking: $8 for a daily permit Monday through Friday. Free parking on Saturday and Sunday. Details available online.

More: The CSU Summer Arts Media Arts Festival provides talented students studying film, video and new media within the 23-campus California State University system with an opportunity to present their work for critical review. The festival also includes events to help students network and learn from professionals in the entertainment and media industries.  Sponsors have included: DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, From the Heart Productions, the International Cinematographers Guild, Kodak, Modern Videofilm and Warner Bros Studios.

Prior to the screening and awards ceremonies, competitors and their faculty members will attend a media industry mixer and talk by film director Donald Petrie, whose feature films include "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days," "Miss Congeniality," and "Grumpy Old Men."

Media Contacts:

Shelley Jenkins, Radio-TV-Film, 657-278-5302

Joanne Sharp, director of the CSU Media Arts Festival, 562-951-4065

Kathy Pomykata, 657-278-5884

Tags:  Media