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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Rock Valley College Mass Communication student Tom Doherty's film, The White Room, has been named Best of Festival Winner for the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts in the Two Year/Small Colleges Category.
The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international exhibition of award-winning student works chosen in the following competitions: audio, documentary, interactive multimedia, two-year/small colleges, news, scriptwriting, sports, and video. Winners receive recognition and exhibition of their works during BEA's annual convention in Las Vegas, April 6-9, 2014. Best of Festival individual winners also will receive a $1,000 cash award from the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation.
Entries were evaluated according to the following criteria: 1) professionalism; 2) the use of aesthetic and/or creative elements; 3) sense of structure and timing; 4) production values; 5) technical merit; and 6) the overall contribution to the discipline in both form and substance.
A panel comprised of media educators and/or industry professionals with expertise in the submitted category judged each entry. There were over 1,300 entries in the festival.
The White Room, filmed entirely on the Rock Valley College campus, is a powerful, emotional, psychological drama that follows a young man who wakes up trapped and confused in a mysterious room with no recollection as of how he came to be there. The events of the film play out in an unforeseeable direction that will leave a lasting impact on your life.