CSU Media Arts Festival Features Six SJSU Projects

Spartans Score at CSU Media Arts Festival

CSU Media Arts Festival Features Six SJSU Projects

An image from "Bye Bye bruce" by SJSU animation/illustration student Yung-Han Chang.

By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director

Drawing from the excellent work of students throughout the California State University system, the 2011 CSU Media Arts Festival awards competition screened 39 finalist projects including six from SJSU.  A total of $9,000 was awarded to 12 of the finalists Nov. 12 at CSU Fullerton’s Steven G. Mihaylo Hall.

Spartan Wins Rosebud Award

SJSU’s Christine Mahady received a Rosebud Award and $500 check for her feature screenplay “The Domestic Slut.” Other SJSU prize winners included:

Animation
Second Place – Bloom, Brian Kistler and Emily Johnstone
Third Place – Bye-Bye, bruce, Yung Han Chang

Feature Screenplay
Fifth Place – Loser, Tony Tallarico
Sixth Place – Turkey Day, Tull Jordan

Video Games
Second Place – MFA Prep Course, Marek Kapolka and John Bruneau

“The students tap into the most cutting-edge and exciting elements of media arts,” said Joanne Sharp, Media Arts Festival Director.  “The competition sharpens student skills and gives them a chance to prove themselves in front of industry professionals and their peers.”

A panel of distinguished CSU faculty and industry professionals reviewed 162 entries before selecting the 39 finalists.  The finalists represent ten CSU campuses: Channel Islands, Fullerton, Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and San Marcos.  Entry categories include:  Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Interactive, Music Video, Narrative, Television, Video Games, Feature Screenplay, and Short Screenplay.

Cash prizes during the award ceremony include:  $1,000 and Rosebud Award to winner of best in show; $500 and Rosebud Award to winner in each category; $250 to the campus department of each winning category.  Place Awards are also given in each category.