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.
Congratulations to the winners of the 31st annual CSU Media Arts Festival!
CSU Media Arts Festival Awards were announced on Friday, October 29, 2021.
This year marked a return to competition for multiple categories. Each winning project received a certificate and a trophy, as well as a $500 prize to be split evenly for each member of the team. The winner of Best in Show was chosen from the finalist projects and receives an additional certificate, an additional shared $500, and a CSU Media Arts Festival trophy for each member of the team.
Pietro PintoSan Francisco State Category: Narrative/Best in Show Running Time: 15:35
Arlene Bongco, Celine Nguyen, Angeline VuSan José State Category: Animation Running Time: 6:50
Madeleine BraunCal State Long Beach Category: Documentary/Creative Non-Fiction Running Time: 12:17
So Youn JeonCal State Long Beach Category: Experimental Running Time: 3:38
Cathy BuiCal State Long Beach Category: Promotional Running Time: 1:23
Rosanne Liezl Lim BitasCSUN Category: Short Screenplay Running Time: 00:44 / 14 pages
Kimberly Cruz, Edwin FloresCal State Fullerton Category: Television News Running Time: 3:50
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