Student Participation

Tatenda Mbudzi '10 at the OscarsTatenda Mbudzi '10 at the Oscars
Tatenda Mbudzi '10 has been selected to hand out statuettes at the 2013 Oscars.

Bringing something new to the Oscars this year will be six student filmmakers handing out the statuettes. One of Ithaca College's own is one of those six who have been chosen for this amazing opportunity.

Tatenda Mbudzi graduated Ithaca College in 2010 with a degree in Television-Radio and a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications. Throughout Tatenda's time at Ithaca College, he excelled at whatever he did. Tatenda, originally from Zimbabwe, was the recipient of an Ithaca Leadership Scholarship, a President’s Scholarship, and a Dana Internship, as well as the recipient of the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership. After graduation, Tatenda moved to Los Angeles and is now studying at UCLA.

Oscars producer Neil Meron asked young filmmakers to submit a video answering the question "How will you contribute to the future of movies?"  Meron wanted to bring people to the Oscars "who acutally care about film and are the future of film".

Tatenda's submission, along with the other five winners, can be seen at The Atlantic Wire.com.