Point TV to host its annual film festival Thursday

Point TV will host its 12th annual TV & Film Festival in Salomon Theatre Thursday, April 30.


The event, which will run from 6-8 p.m., will be a comprehensive review of projects produced this year by broadcast journalism and media communication students.

“The audience can expect to see everything from short promo-commercials to news to music shows, sports broadcasting, interview show, short films, there will be something for everyone,” said Alan Hueth, professor of communication and Point TV faculty adviser.

The evening will also include an awards ceremony honoring outstanding student work from this past year. Some of the most notable awards that will be presented include the award for Outstanding Media Communication Major and the Carol Lebeau award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

The award recipients for these two awards are selected based on student work over the past four years. Awards for best film, best TV show, best film and TV director, editor, camera and other awards will also be presented.

Recipients for these awards are selected by Hueth and Rick Moncauskas, PLNU’s media operations manager and the Point TV station manager. The student leaders will also be recognized for their work this past year.

“This is my favorite part of the evening,” said Hueth. “Students are accustomed to getting a grade or pat on the back or vocal recognition in class, and that’s nice. But it’s fun to acknowledge them in a room full of their peers…the big smiles on their faces are fun to see.”

Final decisions on awards are set to be made today. More information on results and event highlights will also be released following the festival.

A bulk of the evening will include the screening of short films made in PLNU’s Advanced Studio Production class.

“This is what we have all been waiting for!” said Ricky Zollinger, producer of the film, “The Method.” “There’s been a lot of anticipation lately and it’s even worse now that our films are completed and ready to be shown. All of us have worked so hard, and the ultimate reward comes at the TV and film festival. There’s no better experience than watching how audiences react and hearing their thoughts. I can’t wait for the premiere of this project. I’m so incredibly proud of my film and department as a whole!”

Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and the event is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Complimentary pizza and drinks will be offered following the awards.




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