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For immediate release:
Cal State L.A. Student Finalists to
Compete in CSU Media Arts Festival
Los Angeles, CA --The 13th Annual CSU Summer ArtsÂ Media Arts Festival is proud to announce that five Cal State L.A. studentsÂÂthe largest number of finalists selected from any CSU campusÂÂhave been chosen as 2003 finalists in the FestivalÂs competition.
Animation category: Anthony Lockhard Â The Snowman
Documentary category: William Recinos & Rene Ayala Â The Cause of Speed; Noe Moreno Â WendyÂs Flight
Experimental category: Alicia Eschwege Â Blind Roses
TV-Short Form Category: Katy Boggio Â CSULA Promo and Eve Sterwin
Their films, as well as those of other finalists, will be screened on Friday, November 14, 7 p.m., at the 13th Annual Media Arts Festival at CSU Channel Islands. The awards will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 15.
On November 15, Cal State L.A.Âs professor of broadcasting Ivan Cury will also be presented with this yearÂs Rosebud Award, an annual CSU award bestowed to an outstanding member of media production.
CSU Summer Arts established the Media Arts Festival in 1990 to give talented students studying film, video, and new media within 23-campus CSU system an opportunity to present their work for critical review. In 2000, the Festival expanded its mission to include helping bridge the gap between students and working professionals. CSULA broadcasting professor Alan Bloom is the campus faculty adviser for this competition. An award-winning filmmaker, Bloom participated in the initiation of the Film and Video Festival as part of the CSU Summer Arts program in 1991, and was director in 1997 and 1998.
California State University, Los Angeles, is a comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los AngelesÂ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 21,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the cityÂs dynamic mix of populations. The CSU: A leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education.