Champlain Students Win Big in NATA Student Production Competition

This year, several Filmmaking and Broadcast Media Production students were recognized in the Student Production competition of the New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATA).

Students won first place or an honorable mention in the following categories: Short form Fiction, Short form Nonfiction, Long form Nonfiction, Animation/Special effects, Photography, and Writing. Champlain students have won in previous years, but these are first time wins in the categories of Writing and Animation/Special effects.

Champlain students competed against students from other New England universities and colleges, such as Northeastern University, Emerson College, Boston University, and the University of New Haven.

Here is the list of the winning Champlain films:

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY SHORT FORM – FICTION
Honorable Mention:
Willard's Parable
Champlain College
Christian Acosta, Producer/Director/Writer/Editor 
Blake Donovan, Producer/First Assistant Director 
Aidan Patterson, Director Of Photography
Sam Johnson, Sound Editing
Daniel Wager, Sound/Location Manager
Connor Rousseau, Gaffer
Zane Swift, Best Boy Grip 

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY SHORT FORM - NON-FICTION WINNER: 
In Plain Sight 
Champlain College 
Dan Calcagne, Producer 
Hayden Graham, Producer 
Schuyler Gann, Producer 

HONORABLE MENTION: 
Grayscale 
Champlain College 
Ameleii Mangun, Producer 

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY-LONG FORM - NON-FICTION WINNER: 
House Concerts: The Unseen Music Scene 
Champlain College 
Olivia Lyons, Producer/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor 
Jenna Misra, Producer/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor 

HONORABLE MENTION:  
Growing A Vision
Champlain College
Scout Fischmann, Producer/Writer 
Kirsten Potts, Producer/Editor 

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY-ANIMATION/GRAPHICS/SPECIAL EFFECTS 
WINNER: 
Dark Cloud Boys 
Champlain College 
Blake Donovan, Producer/Writer/Editor;
Bronson Leclerc, Director Of Photography/Drone Operator 
Sabrina Small, Character Sketch Development 

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY-PHOTOGRAPHER WINNER: 
Time For Grace 
Champlain College 
Dillon Toole, Director Of Photography 

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY-WRITING HONORABLE MENTION: 
Wildflowers
Champlain College
Steven Heron, Writer/Director 
Growing A Vision
Champlain College 
Dark Cloud Boys 
Champlain College