Mott Community College students take top honors for 2 films

FLINT, Michigan — Four Mott Community College students took top honors at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Michigan Chapter’s annual awards honoring the best in student television and filmmaking.  

Julian York of Flushing, Jovan Brown of Mt. Morris, and Elexis Burton of Davison won Best Long Form Video (Non-Fiction) for their piece titled, "The Sybyl Atwood Award.” Cliff Groat of Waterford also won Best Editing for his work in "Trial By Fire,” a short film made by fellow Mott students. 

“For community college students to be nominated and win … speaks volumes, not only about our Media Arts program at MCC, but about what our students can achieve," said David Rembiesa, coordinator of the Media Arts and Entertainment Program at Mott.

All of the winning students were enrolled in Mott Community College’s advanced courses in Television & Commercial Production and Cinema Production. The courses give students firsthand experience creating films, television shows, and commercials.

“The caliber of work our students create is very high. I’m very proud of all of our students and how hard they work,” Rembiesa said. “Since all entries are judged by working industry professionals, the awards are a true industry litmus test as our students pursue careers working in television, radio, film and multimedia production.”

The student films can be found on the MCC Media Arts program YouTube channel MAET Studios.

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