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Three Cal State L.A. students are finalists at CSU Media Arts Festival

Los Angeles, CA -- CSU Summer Arts 19th annual Media Arts Festival (MAF) presents some of the best student work in film, video, and interactive media throughout the 23 campus CSU system.  The 2009 Festival screening and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at 6 p.m., at CSU Fullerton.

Talented CSU students compete in this popular festival for cash prizes and recognition from media professionals and within their campus departments.  Students’ entries were recently judged by industry professionals who chose 30 finalists representing 11 different campuses from this year’s 171 entries.

MAF Director, Joanne Sharp, is very pleased to announce that three Cal State L.A. students are among these finalists:  Nadia Montoya, Dallim Park, and Matt Gatlin. There are nine categories in which to submit work:  Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Interactive, Music Video, Narrative, Television, Feature Screenplay, and Short Screenplay.   The Cal State L.A. finalists are in the following categories:

  •          Documentary:  Jessica – Nadia Montoya, Director & Producer
  •          Experimental:   to-day – Matt Gatlin, Director & Producer
  •          Interactive:  The Desk of One Astronomer – Dallim Park, Director
  •          Narrative:  The Frame Job – Matt Gatlin, Director & Producer


There will be a free public screening of all finalists’ works on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., on the CSU Fullerton campus. Audience members will vote for the “Audience Choice Award,” which will be presented along with all student winners at the Saturday night award ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. 

Cash prizes during the award ceremony include:  $1,000 and Rosebud Award to winner of best in show; $500 and Rosebud Award to winner in each category; $250 to the campus department of each winning category.  In addition, place awards are given in each category.

Visit and for information on the Media Arts Festival and CSU Summer Arts.

For more about the CSU Summer Arts, call Jacqueline Doumanian at (559) 241-6090 or email [email protected].  

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