The 2009 Media Arts Festival will be held on November 7 on the CSU Fullerton campus. This year's Festival will feature a film, video, and interactive media competition, along with the student finalist screening and award ceremony.
The deadline to submit your entry to the Media Arts Festival is October 5, 2009. Entries must be received (not postmarked) by this date.
CSU Summer Arts established the Media Arts
Festival in 1991 to give talented students studying film, video, and
interactive media within the 23-campus California State University
system an opportunity to present their work for critical review. In
2000, the Media Arts Festival expanded its mission to include
helping students of the CSU bridge the gap between student and
In an effort to realize its expanded mission, the Festival now includes three days of seminars and events geared to helping students of the CSU become better prepared to work in the entertainment and media industries.
Distinguished CSU professors and industry leaders choose the student finalists and winners in the film, video, and interactive media competition, and all finalist works are screened during the Festival. Cash prizes and the prestigious Rosebud Award are awarded to the winning student entries.
The Media Arts Festival has presented distinguished achievement Rosebud Awards to industry leaders who express commitment to education. Previous awardees include Gene Reynolds, Delbert Mann, Annette Bening, William Friedkin, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherry Lansing, Frank Oz, Herbert Ross, Mark Rydell, Robert Wise, John Frankenheimer, Martha Coolidge, John Badham, and Edward James Olmos.