About the Festival of Media Arts

The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student work. The Festival provides a venue for exhibition of winning submissions, including recognition of project authors, through showcase and awards sessions held during BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas. The Festival seeks to enhance and extend creative activities, teaching, and professional standards in broadcasting and other forms of electronically mediated communication.  The “Best of” Festival awards are made possible by the Diana King Memorial Endowment in 2020.  The endowment was a gift from The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation, the original sponsor of the Festival. The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation was established in 1988 to support individuals, institutions and organizations committed to educational excellence and professional development.