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About the Festival
BEA’s Festival of Media Arts is a creative competition open to BEA individual faculty and student members (any full-time undergraduate student attending a BEA institutional members receives free membership). Last year the Festival received over 1,530 total entries in 15 competitions. Separate competitions for faculty and students cover the range from dramatic narratives, through non-fiction documentary and news to the frontiers of interactive multimedia.
The 2018 competition entry window runs from November 15 to December 15, and winners are announced in mid-February. Prizes are awarded during BEA’s annual convention & Festival of Media Arts – April 7-10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
BEA is the premiere international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. The association’s publications, annual convention, web-based programs, and regional district activities provide opportunities for juried production competition and presentation of current scholarly research related to aspects of the electronic media. These areas include media audiences, economics, law and policy, regulation, news, management, aesthetics, social effects, history, and criticism, among others.BEA is concerned with electronic media curricula, placing an emphasis on interactions among the purposes, developments, and practices of the industry and imparting this information to future professionals. BEA serves as a forum for exposition, analysis and debate of issues of social importance to develop members’ awareness and sensitivity to these issues and to their ramifications, which will ultimately help students develop as more thoughtful practitioners.