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WCSU hosts Fifth Annual Media Arts Film Festival

image of Media Arts Film Festival posterDANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University will host its Fifth Annual Media Arts film Festival on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Sponsored by the Broadcast Education Association student club, video projects from students in the Art, Media Production, Communication and Digital and Interactive Media Arts majors will be shown. The event is free and open to the public. There will be free refreshments and a cash bar. Formal attire is encouraged.

The event will begin with a Digital & Media Arts Exhibit from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. A reception will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the entry screening and awards ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Student Center Theater.

Entries to be screened at the festival fall into the categories of animation, basic video, digital & interactive media, documentary, drama, experimental, spots, and studio and packages. Judges will review the entries in terms of editing, aesthetic appeal and quality of content.

Professor of Communication & Media Arts Dr. JC Barone, Assistant Professor of Communication & Media Arts Paul Echeverria, Assistant Professor of Communication & Media Arts Dr. Jaqueline Guzda, Assistant Professor of Art Sabrina Marques, Adjunct Instructor of Communication & Media Arts Guy Perrotta and Urban Archaeologist Greg Van Antwerp are this year’s judges. The festival also will feature a “People’s Choice Award,” decided by audience members via live interactive judging.

“It’s a great way to end the year and support student creative work,” Barone said. “All are welcome to this red-carpet event.”

The festival is supported in part by the Communication & Media Arts Department, Art Department, the DIMA program and WXCI-91.7 FM.

For more information, contact Barone at or Echevarria at



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