CSU Summer Arts established the Media Arts Festival in 1991 to give talented students studying film, broadcasting, video, screenwriting, and new media within the 23-campus California State University system an opportunity to present their work for critical review. The mission of the MAF includes helping students of the CSU bridge the gap between student and working professional and to become better prepared to work in the entertainment and media industries.
A panel of distinguished faculty and industry leaders selects each year’s finalists and winners, and all finalist selections are screened at the festival. Cash prizes and the prestigious CSU Media Arts Festival Award are bestowed on award-winning works.
In 2022, the CSU Media Arts Festival had a wonderful opportunity to host an interview with recent Academy Award-winning documentarian Ben Proudfoot, director of The Queen of Basketball. View the interview on our YouTube channel: BEN PROUDFOOT INTERVIEW
Congratulations to the winners of the 32nd annual CSU Media Arts Festival!
CSU Media Arts Festival Awards were announced on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
Rainbow * Hui Tan * Cal State Long BeachDOCUMENTARY/ CREATIVE NON-FICTION & TELEVISION NEWS:
Bad Child * Nicole Emilíana Mendez * San Diego StateNARRATIVE:
How to Disappear * Ethan Garcia * San Diego StateSHORT SCREENPLAY:
Embraer E-175 * Selina Madeira Dolscheid * Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Each winning project will receive a certificate and a trophy, as well as a $500 prize to be split evenly for each member of the team. Finalists receive a certificate, as well. The 2022 MAF winning projects will be posted to this page shortly, so continue to enjoy the 2021 winning projects.
Hui TanCal State Long Beach Category:Animation Running Time: 8:50
Nicole Emilíana MendezSan Diego State Category:Documentary/ Creative Non-Fiction & Television News Running Time: 13:43
Ethan GarciaSan Diego State Category:Narrative Running Time: 11:16
Selina Madeira DolscheidCal Poly San Luis Obispo Category:Short Screenplay Running Time: 1:12
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