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Students Are Finalists in Media Arts Festival

Their Screenplays and Animated Films Are Competing for Prizes

Five Cal State Fullerton students are finalists in the CSU Summer Arts 18th annual Media Arts Festival, which presents some of the best student work in film, video and interactive media throughout the 23-campus California State University system.

The event will be held Nov. 7-8 at CSU Channel Islands in Cabrillo, the festival’s home for the past five years.

Of the 175 student submissions received, 35 finalists from 12 campuses were chosen, including the five from Cal State Fullerton. They are:

  • Burbank resident Chris Allison, an art major whose submission “Wings of Death” is entered in the animation category;

  • Fullerton residents Alan Hanson, a radio-TV-film major and short-screenplay finalist with “A Light Has Gone Out,” and art major Robbie Robertson with “Fallen Angel-Episode 1” in the animation category;

  • Riverside resident Jason Haniuk, an art major and finalist in the animation category with the “Nutty the Neurotic Ninja Squirrel”; and

  • West Covina resident Daniel Angarita, a radio-TV-film major and finalist in the short-screenplay category with “Borderline.”

CSU students compete in the festival for cash prizes and recognition from media professionals and within their departments. In addition to the student competition and free, public screening of finalists’ work, the festival also offers seminars with media specialists and events geared toward professional advancement for CSU students and faculty members.

Besides animation and short screenplay, seven other categories attracted entries: documentary, experimental, interactive, music video, narrative, television and feature screenplay.

Screening of the finalists’ works is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, on the CSU Channel Islands campus. Audience members can vote for the “Audience Choice Award,” which will be presented, along with all student prizes, at the Saturday night awards ceremony beginning at 7 p.m.

Cash prizes include: $1,000 and Rosebud Award to winner of best in show, $500 and Rosebud Award to winner in each category and $250 to the campus department of each winning category. In addition, place awards will be given in each category.

Additional information is available about the Media Arts Festival and CSU Summer Arts at and, respectively.


Media Contacts:
Jacqueline Doumanian, CSU Summer Arts, 559-241-6090 or
Paula Selleck, Public Affairs, 657-278-4856 or