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Annual Student Media Festival

CSUSM Student Media Fest

View the 2024 Student Media Festival Finalists here!

2024 Student Media Festival Award Recipients

Best Documentary: Brittney Duran

Best Animation: Crystal Rivera Camarillo

Best Storytelling: Miguel Romero

Best Experimental Film: Paul Bacaj

Emerging Artist: Luke Gonzales

Jury Award: Catrina Manchor

Audience Award: Catrina Manchor

CHABSS Dean's Award for Inclusive Communities: Adel Bautista & Lina Gallardo


Awards and prizes compete in categories which may include:

  • Best New Voice/ Deans Award
  • Best Social Justice Project
  • Best Fiction Narrative
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Experimental Film
  • Best Editing
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Interactive Media
  • Audience Award
  • Interactive Media

Over the years, the  Media Festival has received support from the School of Arts, the CHABBS Dean's Office, IITS, the Communication Department, Film Studies, the History Department, Literature and Writing, the Instructionally Related Activities Fund, the Media Makers Program, and Mr. Taco 2.