The FTVM 150 Audiovisual Essay Festival showcases the hard work, critical acumen, and creativity that went into FTVM 150 students' final capstone projects, in which each student made an original critical argument in audiovisual essay form about a selected film or television episode that was studied in the course. Winners in a number of categories were selected by a vote of the enrolled students in attendance and a panel of judges.
Back Row, (L-R): Ellie Ngassa, Jack Yerington, Andrew Mojares, Aden Flora, Solomon Trice
Middle Row (L - R) Professor Herbert, Amy Douglas, Mena Nasiri, Lexa Jones.
Front (seated) Professor Rivero
This year's Best of Festival Award went to Ellie Ngassa for her essay, "Examining Representations of Black Women in Insecure."
Best Use of Sound Mixing & Editing
Anonymous, “The Female Gender in Film and Television”
Best Use of Text
Mena Nasiri, "Hill Street Blues and Representations of Race"
Andrew Mojares, "1950s Sitcoms and Women Within the Home"
Amy Douglas, "Reclaiming “Awkward” in The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl"
Most Original Argument
Jack Yerington, "The Honeymooners and Unions"
Excellent Analysis of Social Issues
Maria Maidens, "Black Mirror and Feminine Rage"
Lexa Jones, "Examining Latinidad Representation in One Day at a Time"
Anonymous, "The Sopranos Pilot: Masculinity and Trauma"
Aden Flora, "Leave it to Beaver" and American Consumerism