SF State students headline Media Arts Festival

SF State Broadcasting and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) students took home top honors at the 2011 California State University Media Arts Festival held at CSU Fullerton on Nov. 12.

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BECA student James Martinez (center) with other winners.

“Savzilla,” a music video by Jay Vera, took the festival’s best in show prize of $1,000 and the $500 first place in the music video competition. Vera partnered with James Martinez to take the first place $500 prize in the television category with their video documentary, “The Barber of Seville.” Ashley Larson finished second in the category with “Tough Choices: An Investigative Look at Teen Pregnancy.”

Karyn Barnett’s screenplay “Pros & Cons” earned second place in the feature screenplay competition. Ashley Lindner came in third in the documentary competition with “The Forgotten Landmark: Sutro Baths.” David Hasselfeld came in fifth in the Short Screenplay category with “Thirsty?”

The three first-place finishers also brought home three $500 Rosebud Awards for BECA. For a complete list of finalists and winners visit the festival’s website.

-- Denize Springer