From Professor Scott Sublett: Kudos to SJSU Screenwriting Students!

Michael Quintana, Finalist-1

Michael Quintana, 2nd Place, Feature Screenplay

Once again, SJSU Screenwriting Students Have Triumphed at the CSU Media Arts Festival

The awards were made at a ceremony last night in Los Angeles.

RTVF major Mark Hertzler won 1st Place in the Short Screenplay category. His script, “Becoming the Wild,” is a western about a religious man forced into violence. Mark wrote the script in our online RTVF 160 class.

Michael Quintana won 2nd Place in the Feature Screenplay category. His script, “Hare,” is a modern take on an Aesop fable. Michael, who recently graduated with his MFA in Creative Writing from SJSU, wrote the script in our RTVF 160 class. Last year Michael took 1st place in the same category for his script “White Rabbit,” which has been optioned by a Hollywood producer.

2015 marks the eighth year in a row that SJSU students have won first place in a CSU Media Arts Festival screenwriting category. Congratulations to our unstoppable screenwriting students!

Congratulations also to RTVF major Kourosh Ahari, who won 3rd in the Narrative cinema category for his film “Malaise,” and to Animation Illustration major Natalie Corsie, who placed 4th in Animation for “Home.”

Another Narrative Film Production Success for RTVF Students

Park Arcadia

Park Arcadia

From TRFT Chair David Kahn‘s desk:

RTVF‘s student-written and -directed film Park Arcadia received Honorable Mention in the narrative film production category at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts.

More information about Park Arcadia can be found at the following links: and

Congratulations to Darren H. Rae, Shaan Aslam, and all involved with this project!