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SUNYWide Film Festival honors four Fredonia students
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Four Fredonia students received awards at the 5th annual SUNYWide Film Festival and Symposium held on campus April 10 to 12.

Fredonia students honored included Maisy Keller of Kingston, who received First Place in the Experimental Category for "Infectivity," which she created in Associate Professor Phil Hastings' Introduction to Experimental Video class; Kyra Slawski of Wading River, who received Honorable Mention/Animation for "Bunny," which she created in Associate Professor Jill Johnston's Intermediate Animation class; and Jason Chadwick of Grand Island, who received Honorable Mention/ Documentary for "Wax," which he created in Associate Professor Hastings' Intermediate Experimental Video class. Kirsten Vine of Corning took Third Place in the Student Papers category for, "The Return of the Split Screen," written for Instructor Jeremy Culler's New Media Writing class.

Other awards included:

Student Films:

Grand Prize - “Jogger John” by Kaleigh Griffin, SUNY New Paltz; First Place/Animation – “Gone Fishing” by Peter Myers, SUNY Oswego; First Place/Documentary – “Secret Chamber” by Jason van Staveren, State University at Albany; First Place/Music Video – “Ekiti Son” by Calvin Nemec, SUNY Oswego; First Place/Narrative – “Scuba-Tap Man” by Grace Philips, SUNY Buffalo State; Honorable Mention/Experimental – “Myopia” by Jeffrey Newell, Oswego; Honorable Mention/Music Video – “Stompin'” by Jenna Ely, SUNY New Paltz; Honorable Mention/Narrative – “Siren” by Gabriel Simon, SUNY Buffalo State.

Student Papers:

First Place - “Bits of Jeanne Deilman in Irreversible and Hunger” by Michael Fisher; and Second Place - "Spice World: The Masquerade of the Third Wave of Feminism” by Kelsey Titus. Both the students were from SUNY Oswego.

A complete listing of the winners can be viewed at

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