The 28th Annual CSU Media Arts Festival will be presented at the Digital Hollywood media conference at the Skirball Cultural Center. 


Participants can attend just the Media Arts Festival activities of the finalist screening and awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 16 or all three days of the MAF and Digital Hollywood Tuesday, October 16 through Thursday, October 18, 2018. Screening, Awards Ceremony, Networking Receptions, Panel Discussions, and more!

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Here’s a list of the finalists to be presented at the screening. Each finalist is eligible for a CSU Media Arts Festival Award!

A Musical Thing – Laura Odermatt and Diana Danh  – CSU Long Beach
A Reptile Dysfunction – Logan Shivers, Benny Lopez, Frank Ramirez, Nathaniel Davidson – CSU Chico
Chico State Dream Center – Hailey McMullen – CSU Chico
Darling – Antonieta Sanchez – CSU Long Beach
Deviant – Benjamin Howard – San Diego State University
For Vivian – Samantha Hernandez and Austin Aviles – CSU Long Beach
Guardian – Nicolas Jara and Ksenia Firsova – San Francisco State University
Life Without Limits – Vendela Schonberg, Ida Eriksson, Ricardo Mack, Sean Sweeney – CSU Dominguez Hills
Lurker – Charles Watson and Kristopher Garza – CSU Long Beach
Only a Feeling – Zachary McKrell – San Francisco State University
Plastic Disaster – Farida Alami and Salvador Velasquez – CSU Dominguez Hills
Robotical – Vivian Wang – San Francisco State University
Running in Place – Ethan Geiger – CSU Long Beach
Sick – Michael Tadros – CSU Long Beach
Sierra Nevada Bottleshop Experience Multi  – Vincent Mendoza and Thomas Laird – CSU Chico
Sierra Nevada Bottleshop Experience Tour Video – Anthony Morales, Victor Hugo Merida, Christina Davis – CSU Chico
Sixteen Bars – Elyse Webb-Wilson – Cal State Los Angeles
Some Things We Do – Gabriela Menegus –  CSU Long Beach
Spotlight: Emotional Support Animals – Quynh Ong – CSU Long Beach
The Battle of Tewkesbury – Harry Liddic – Humboldt State University
The Undergrounders – Casey White – CSU Long Beach
Weltschmerz – Julia Dillard and Christian Walsh – San Diego State University
Young American – Nikki Petkopoulos – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


The CSU Media Arts Festival is a celebration of films, videos, and other new media created by students of the California State University. The MAF is an opportunity for students to showcase their work before a panel of distinguished faculty and entertainment industry professionals.