Workshops, special guests, screenings and an awards presentation program for Taylor student filmmakers will highlight Taylor University’s Envision Film Festival, scheduled for March 2-4, 2017.
Taylor University students attended a pair of communications-related conferences during the recently-completed fall semester. Journalism students traveled to Washington DC for the Associated Collegiate Press conference, and members of Taylor University's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) attended the national PRSSA conference in Indianapolis.
Taylor student films are making the rounds and have won two top awards at film festivals in the Midwest.
Two Taylor documentaries have won Outstanding Student Production Awards, known as the Crystal Pillar, from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, Lower Great Lakes Chapter. The wins were announced at a black tie event at the Kalihari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio on June 18. The Emmy is the highest honor in television broadcasting.
Three documentaries by Taylor University student filmmakers have been nominated for student production awards by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, Lower Great Lakes Chapter.
David Seaman, a 2015 graduate of Taylor's journalism program, has received a second-place Pinnacle Award from the College Media Association. Seaman received the award in the “Best Arts & Entertainment Story” category for his review of Taylor Theatre’s 2014 production of Wit.
Taylor students and faculty traveled to Rwanda (and Uganda) over J-term, as part of sociology and documentary filmmaking classes. There, they encounter challenging realities about forgiveness.