Campus: CSU Fresno -- October 31, 2001
27 CSU Students Named Finalists in CSU Summer Arts Media Arts Festival
Panels of film industry leaders have chosen 27 CSU students as finalists in the 2001
CSU Summer Arts Media Arts Festival. There were 139 submissions of film, video, and
new media projects. The finalists' films will be screened on November 10 beginning at
6:00 p.m. An award ceremony will follow the screening.
The finalists are:
From Chico: Sidney Browne and Kevin Perry
From Dominguez Hills: An Dane, Leean Herman, and Jessica Lopez
From: Fresno: Jim Fox, Hyeongmi Kim, Sabrina Medrano, Elliott Mendoza, Carlos Santos,
and Robert Thissen
From Long Beach: Dan Berman, Aaron Garcia, and Ken Winkler
From Los Angeles: Mark Andrada, Heather Nichols, and Van Pham
From Monterey Bay: Ryan Wilcoxson
From Northridge: Brandon Nichols and Nicole Preston
From San Diego: Joey Castanieto, Quincy Hall, Tiffany Nesson, Audra Stafford, Crystal
Fambrini, and Ming Jin Woo
From San Francisco: Angel Vasquez
Winners will be announced at the festival, which will take place at CSU Northridge on
November 9, 10, and 11. In addition to student winners, the festival will name Alan
J. Bloom, professor of Broadcasting at CSULA, as the CSU Faculty Honoree.
The purpose of the Media Arts Festival is to give talented students within the 23-campus
California State University system an opportunity to present their work for critical
review. Student finalists in the film, video, and new media competition are chosen by
distinguished CSU professors and industry leaders, and their works are screened. Cash
prizes and the prestigious Rosebud Award are given to winning student entries.
In 2000, the Media Arts Festival expanded its mission to include helping students of the
CSU bridge the gap between school and professional life by participating in three days
of seminars and events geared to prepare students for work in the entertainment industry.
Each year the Media Arts Festival recognizes the work of a leader in the industry by
presenting a distinguished achievement Rosebud Award. The 2001 Industry Honoree is
director, producer, and former child actor Gene Reynolds. A retrospective of his work
will be shown at the Festival.
Evening events at the Media Arts Festival are open to the public and free of charge.
CSU Summer Arts plays a major role in expanding the opportunities for talented media
students. In addition to the November Media Arts Festival, CSU Summer Arts offers
two-and four-week master classes for college credit each July. Summer 2002 classes
will be held at California State University, Fresno and include "Special Effects for
Animation," "35 mm Filmmaking," "Scenery Automation," "3-Dimensional Makeup Art," and more.
Festival details: 562-951-4060 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.