Death by doorknob? The Golden Doorknob Awards are a tradition at the Roy H. Park School of Communications, dating back to the 1970s. Back in those days the films were silent, black and white, and all film students had the same assignment: make a short film that presents the most imaginative way to kill someone with a doorknob. The contest was revived in 2009.
The 2012 Golden Doorknob Awards and Screening will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27 in the Park Hall Auditorium at Ithaca College. Winning filmmakers will split $5,000 in prizes, and receive the coveted Golden Doorknob Award. More than 100 students participated in this year’s contest.
Assistant Professor Joshua Bonnetta has been awarded the Deluxe Cinematic Vision Award for 'excellence and innovation in the visual realisation of work by a Canadian film or video artist' for his new video installation work on Guglielmo Marconi's transatlantic wireless transmission: 'Strange Lines and Distances'. The work was part of the 25th Images Festival in Toronto, Canada. Established in 1987, the Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen.
The award, in the Best All-Around Non-Daily category, is for calendar year 2011 (Spring editor in chief Libby Sile ’11; Fall editor in chief Aaron Edwards ’12). Papers submitted issues on or near three dates specified by SPJ. This year’s issues submitted were published on March 3, October 6 and December 1, 2011. The Ithacan won First Place in SPJ’s Northeast Region in March, and then went on to compete against the winners in SPJ’s other 11 regions for the national award.
The award will be presented at SPJ’s national convention in September in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. SPJ is the largest professional organization of journalists in the country.
Congratulations to all the editors and staffers who made this the most successful year in the paper’s history.
Rachel Allen ’12, a communications management and design major, and Diana Cirullo ’13, an integrated marketing communications major, were selected to participate in the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ (4A’s) Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP).
Through this program, racially and ethnically diverse college students have the opportunity to spend 10 weeks during the summer working at 4A’s member agencies. Rachel will intern in account management at DraftFCB New York, and Diana will intern in the digital media department at The Martin Agency in New York City this summer. The 4A’s is committed to helping multicultural aspiring advertising professionals break into the industry.
Mara Alper’s video art Silent Echoes will screen at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London on April 19. It is part of Artists’ Film Club: Work from the Experimental TV Center Archive, a curated program “celebrating the great works that have been made at the Experimental Television Center over the years.” Alper has garnered numerous artist residencies and grants from ETC. Silent Echoes (1990) is a poetic exploration of issues of diversity in the workplace in the life of a spirited Haitian dancer.