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GAPP Students Win in BEA 2018 Festival of Media Arts

Hagar Hassan Adss and Salma Nader Galal, graduates of the Adham Center, Class of 2017, have won an Award of Excellence in the short-form video documentary category at the Broadcast Educators Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts 2018. Their win is for their short film "Who Brought it to Life." This documentary follows the genesis of an idea that came to a Croatian woman called “Didi” who devoted her life to the field of education, to help underprivileged children around the world. The documentary was part of their capstone work for the MA in Television and Digital Journalism, under the supervision of Hussein Amin.

The School of GAPP is proud to announce big student winner in the BEA Media Festival of Arts video competition. Nada Mawsouf, a Multi-Media Journalism (MMJ) major, produced a video documentary, along with two international students, while studying abroad at the exchange partner school, the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) last semester. Their video was "chosen to receive the BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards – the top awards given during BEA’s Festival of Media Arts, a competitive festival open to BEA faculty and student members."  This is an honor given to only 18 students and faculty out of more than 1500 entries in the 2018 competition. The recognition comes with a $1000 award. You can, and should, watch the video documentary "We Are Romansh."

In the audio category of educational program, we have 2 winners. 1st place: Youssef Shaalan (MMJ) "Sunbird - An Audio Documentary" about his grandmother's garden/farm and the 3rd place: Hagar Eissa Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) "Mariam: Audio Documentary," the personal story of her sister's difficult pregnancy last year. This is the second international recognition for Youssef's audio doc, having received the BEA On Location Student Audio Award last fall.

This is the third consecutive year for GAPP students to win first place in the audio category for educational program.

Professor Kim Fox is also the recipient of two BEA Festival of Media Arts awards as the executive producer for the Ehky Ya Masr Podcast: Faculty Audio - Best of Competition in Short-Form Production: "Ehky Ya Masr: Time Capsule of Ramadan". Faculty Audio - Best of Competition in Radio Feature News: "Ehky Ya Masr: Intending to Fast"

Visit the BEA website or more information on the competition including the press release, Best of Festival winners, the number of total submissions, etc.

The BEA Convention is one of the oldest and biggest conferences in the field of broadcast and new media, taking place every year in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The winners will travel to attend this year's convention and receive their award.
Link to the Festival's page with their names: