For nearly 50 years, California students with an interest in creating films have been recognized during the annual California Student Media Festival. This year, students in four Sacramento-area schools and one Stockton school were awarded for their videos at the festival, held June 2, 2012, at Orange County High School of the Arts.
In recent years, PBS SoCal has hosted the annual California Student Media Festival, which encourages project-based learning and meaningful student creations in media and multimedia and exists to acknowledge and reward successful classroom work.
This year marked the first time the event was recorded into an hour-long program, which includes clips of student media projects, and interview with the students, parents, and teachers who attended the event. The program, 46th Annual California Student Media Festival, will air on KVIE Channel 6 at 2PM Sunday, November 11.
Students from the following Sacramento-area schools were recognized with awards: Cosumnes River Elementary School, Independent Student Project (Award), for “Animal Ark”; Natomas Charter School, Best Acting and Best Adapted Media (Awards) for “Earthquake Preparedness,” and “Blood Blade,” respectively; Elitha Donner Elementary School, History/Social Science, School Information and Best PSA (Awards) for “Constitution Day,” “Stranger Danger,” and “Got Sugar?” respectively; and Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts, Best Artistic Direction for “Breaking Away.”
Students from Venture Academy in Stockton also received awards: Best Promotional Video for “PGE – New Energy Academy,” and Best Primary Use of Resources for “Holocaust Survivor.”
The California Student Media Festival is part of PBS SoCal’s local American Graduate Initiative. Youth-created media is a large part of the National Initiative, and this program highlights the great work of teachers and students in California schools.
For more information on the California Student Media Festival, including a full list of winners and links to their videos, visit www.mediafestival.org.
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