Communication &Theatre Department to Host 11th Annual Television & Film Festival

Friday, April 25, 2014


Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact: Kalyn McMackin (760) 685-3312

Point TV: Channel 23 

Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: April 25, 2014

Written by: Kalyn McMackin


Communication &Theatre Department to Host 11th Annual Television & Film Festival

The Communication and Theatre Department will hold its 11th annual PLNU TV and Film Festival on May 1 in Solomon Theatre from 8-10p.m. Sponsored by Point TV-Channel 23, PLNU’s student operated cable television station and TV-film production company, the festival highlights the best student television and film work from the year. Awards will be handed out in several different categories. 

“It’s the best of Point TV television shows and short films,” said Alan Hueth, professor of Communication. “Our goal is to identify student work that really stands out and then award those students for their excellent work.”

Many of the projects that will be selected include short films, news and television broadcasts and independent projects created by both Media Communications, Film and Broadcast Journalism students. 

“Usually we select winners in the categories of  best film, best COM243 project and beyond that are individual awards for student work including overall best film, best director or best editing,” said Hueth.

The highest accolades students can receive include the award for best film, best director and the Carol Lebau award for excellence in broadcast journalism. Winners are selected through a process that includes critique of overall work and consultation with peers and professors. 

Professor of Communications, Dr. Clark Greer, and assistant professor of journalism, Stephen Goforth, will serve as judges for the broadcast journalism awards while Hueth and (ricks title) Rick Moncauskas are responsible for critiquing the media communications film projects. Greta Wall, Coastline News Manager, and Erich Rau, Point TV Station Manager, are also consulted on awards.

Despite the highest of awards that will be given, other accomplishments in student work will be recognized as well.

“Other things that are done uniquely well include the overall skill set of the new group of students,” said Hueth. “Some are strong in graphics or production and others are killer shooters, editors or on air reporters.”

Final decisions will be made by Wednesday, April 30 on awards. 

Doors will open at 7:45pm and all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come out and enjoy watching the best student projects of the year. For more information regarding the Film Festival or for more details, please contact Alan Hueth at or Kalyn McMackin at