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Lycoming College students win awards at Film & Video Festival

Lycoming College students win awards at Film & Video Festival

Oscar Perez, visiting assistant professor of communication, presents Karisa Calvitti, senior, with the Tom Woodruff Award.

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The Lycoming College Department of Communication's Digital Media program awarded three Lycoming students for their work at the Student Film and Video Festival held on Tuesday, April 7.

The following students won awards at the festival: Karisa Calvitti, senior, won the Tom Woodruff Award for her documentary, "Meet Them at The Woods;" Jeffery Poshkus, senior, won the Best Documentary Award for his animated film, "Synethesia;"and Gabriela Burch, senior, won the Best Animation Award for her film, "Morning Routine."

The program featured four different categories of films and videos, including narrative, documentary, experimental and animation. All films had a running time of less than ten minutes and had been completed in the last two years. This year's contest also was open to other undergraduate programs in Pennsylvania and several submissions were received from both Point Park University and Temple University.

The festival was juried by Lycoming faculty. This year, the jurors include Lynn Estomin, professor of art; Leah Peterson, associate professor of communication; Seth Goodman, assistant professor of art; Oscar Perez, visiting assistant professor of communication; and Jim Dougherty, adjunct instructor of communication. Perez served as the host for this year's event.

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