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Media Arts Festival

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

Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 32nd annual CSU Media Arts Festival!

CSU Media Arts Festival Awards were announced on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

ANIMATION: Rainbow * Hui Tan * Cal State Long Beach
DOCUMENTARY/ CREATIVE NON-FICTION & TELEVISION NEWS: Bad Child * Nicole Emilíana Mendez * San Diego State
NARRATIVE: How to Disappear * Ethan Garcia * San Diego State
SHORT 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. 


2022 FESTIVAL WINNERS




Rainbow

Hui Tan
Cal State Long Beach
Category:Animation
Running Time: 8:50​


Bad Child

Nicole Emilíana Mendez
San Diego State
Category:Documentary/ Creative Non-Fiction & Television News
Running Time: 13:43​


How to Disappear

Ethan Garcia
San Diego State
Category:Narrative
Running Time: 11:16


Embraer E-175

Selina Madeira Dolscheid
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Category:Short Screenplay
Running Time: 1:1​2


View Previous Winners