Students take home top prizes in movie festival

NKU students had an award-winning weekend at this year’s College Weekend Movie Festival, which took place Sunday April 15 at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington.

Over forty acting and production students from NKU competed against students from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State, Xavier, Brown Mackie College and the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, winning four of the six awards handed out for short films the students created.

The students, who were divided into three teams, took home an award for best of show, an audience choice award and two audience choice runner-up awards. “Now we’ll have to find a place to put the plaques,” said Chris Strobel, an assistant professor of Electronic Media Broadcasting. “There’s a decorating problem I like.”