Best student video projects to be featured at Grady Fest 2015

The best video work produced during the 2014-15 academic year by mass media arts and digital broadcast journalism students in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will be screened at Grady Fest on May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tate Theater.

Open to the public, the free two-hour event will feature the top productions selected from dozens of entries ranging from news reports to short films.

“It’s a way for everyone to come together and show that we’ve all been working really hard on these projects,” said Stephanie Hotchkiss, a Grady Fest student co-director along with Tavis Vannucci and Beau Ward. “For us graduating seniors, it’s one last hurrah.”

“I’m most excited to get to see everyone’s work, because we get so into our own projects, we don’t get the chance to really see what others are doing,” added Vannucci.

Festival creator and faculty director Jennifer Smith, associate professor of entertainment and media studies, and other Grady College faculty will serve as judges.

An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the screening and will include, among others, the Turner Best of Festival Award, the Dean's Horizon Award and the Raines Plambeck Doggone Dawgged Award, a legacy of the 2012 Grady alumna by the same name. 

Date: May 1, 2015
Author:  Stephanie Moreno,
Contact:  Jennifer Smith,