2018 Best of Festival Winners

Faculty Audio Competition
Chris Underation, Liberty University; The Banishment-The Encounter (Long-Form Production Category)

Faculty Documentary Competition
John J. Valadez & Carleen L. Hsu, Michigan State University; The Head of Joaquin Murrieta (Short Form Video or Film Documentary)

Faculty Film & Video Competition
David Mallin, Old Dominion University; Carmelita (Narrative Video)

Faculty Interactive Multimedia and Emerging Technologies Competition
Scott Hodgson, University of Oklahoma & Harvey Henson, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Earthquake Preparedness Kiosk (Documentary/Promotional/Informational)

Faculty News Competition
Mike Castellucci, Michigan State University; Steam Medicine (Television Feature News Reporting)

Faculty Scriptwriting Competition
Troy Perkins, Southern Methodist University; Crossing (Short Subject/TV Half-Hour Category)

Faculty Sports Competition
Larry Foley, University of Arkansas; Frank Broyles, Arkansas Legend (Long Form Sports Video)

Student Audio Competition
Nicklaus Martin, Missouri State University; Posers (Multimedia Sound Design Category)

Student Documentary Competition
Conor Castles-Lynch, University of Tasmania, Nada Mawsouf, The American University in Cairo (AUC) & Samantha Soh, Monash University; Nus Essan Rumantschs (We Are Romansh) (Short Form Video or Film Documentary)

Student Film & Video Competition
Christophe Charre & Sabrina Simpson, University of Florida; Ability (Narrative Category)

Fall ’16 and Spring ’17 Viewfinder Teams, University of Maryland, College Park; Strength and Shame: Inside Maryland’s Opioid Epidemic (Instructional/Educational Category)

Student Interactive Multimedia and Emerging Technologies Competition
Mary Claire Brogden, Lindsay Carbonell, Claire Hannah Colins & Ally Levine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Cuba’s New Wave (Large Team Category)

Student News Competition
Ryan Thompson, University of Southern California; Foie Gras Ban (Radio Hard News Reporting)

Oliver Redsten, University of Miami; Trouble Downstream (Television Hard News)

Maya Patrose, Chase Boeke & Jade Nicole Yeban, Arizona State University; Cronkite News-November 16, 2017 Newscast (Television Newscast – 4 or more per week)

Student Scriptwriting Competition
Justin Black, University of North Texas; Honey Hunt (Feature Category)

Student Sports Competition
David Perez & Danyel De Villiers, University of Miami; D’Mauri Jones: Painting Inspiration (Television Sports Story/Feature)

Student 2-Year/Small College Competition
Jeffrey Dallet, Emily Griffith Technical College; Jumping Jack (Promotional/Educational/Non-Narrative)

About the Festival

The Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts is a competitive festival 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 1,540 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 07-10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About BEA

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.

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