Electronic arts and media, journalism and film students and faculty at Missouri State University won 14 awards from the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts.
Missouri State’s awards spanned multiple categories at the national festival, including audio, video and writing.
“This national recognition is part of a consistent track record of success for our film and electronic arts programs,” said Dr. Shawn Wahl, interim dean of the College of Arts and Letters (COAL). “It comes from having expert faculty, state-of-the-art equipment and tremendous support from university leadership.”
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Best of Festival x 3
Of the 14 total awards, three were Best of Festival:
- Casey Stone, Nicklaus Martin and Tristin Kadlec won in the student audio category for “Dust”
- Cristina Pippa won in the faculty scriptwriting category for “Journey to Questica”
- Kersten Schatz won in the student scriptwriting category for “Recoiled”
Best of Festival projects are screened at the BEA national convention, and the winners are awarded $1,000 from the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation.
Students won one other award in the audio competition:
- Andrew Couch, Francisco Herrera and Jamie Talamentez received 2nd place in the sound engineering and production category for “Queen City Sessions”
Faculty film and video competition
Faculty and students joined together and brought home one award from the faculty film and video competition:
- Richard Amberg, Lucie Amberg, Weiyan Wang and Andrew Twibell received an award of excellence in the teacher/student co-production category for “Break”
Student film and video competition
Students won four awards in the student film and video competition:
- Jaci Herron tied for 3rd place in the promotional category for “Dust: Behind the Scenes—From the Actors Perspective”
- Conor Tierney, Kara Brower and Kael Upschulte received an award of excellence in the narrative category for “Possession”
- Marlena McReynolds, Paul McFerron, Mariah Zenk and Allen Hudson received an award of excellence in the narrative category for “Arcana”
- Logan Triplett, Casey Stone, Harrison Palmer and Selah Snowden received an award of excellence in the narrative category for “Dust”
MSU had significant success in the scriptwriting competition, rounding out the count with five more awards:
- Madison Bauer tied for 1st place in the television spec category for “Stranger Things ‘The New Girl in Town’”
- Willow Onken tied for 1st place in the television spec category for “The 100 ‘Thunder Past’”
- Jaci Herron and Candace Bruce received 3rd place in the short subject category for “Cult for a Day”
- Willow Onken tied for 3rd place in the original television series pilot category for “Sea Dogs, ‘Sail Ho!’”
- Cristina Pippa received an award of excellence in the feature/TV hour category for “Return to Vienna”
All award recipients will be recognized at the 2019 BEA national convention April 6-9 in Las Vegas.
View the full list of awards.
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