Filmmaking and Broadcast Media Production students have earned high honors at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) New England Chapter.
The chapter announced Student Production Awards for Excellence in the categories of Fiction Short Form, Nonfiction Long Form and in Community Service Public Affairs. Several students earned honorable mentions.
This is the second time that the New England chapter has honored Filmmaking students for their work and the first for the Broadcast Media Production students. Students from all four years were represented in this year’s award competition.
“This is such an honor for our students,” says Program Director Dr. Van Dora Williams “They have worked hard on these projects and it is gratifying to see them honored in this way. I am so proud of them!”
NATAS is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and related media and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It is best known for the coveted Emmy® Award.
The student work ranged from short stories about anxiety, examining the life of a Mexican immigrant to longer stories showcasing the life of a young man with Down Syndrome who advocates for people with disabilities, to the behind-the-scenes look at the Humane Society of Chittenden County, as well as a narrative film shot in Dublin, Ireland.
The stories are compelling, funny, creative and all provide just a glimpse of the outstanding work the students are creating.