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L-MAS Student Awards

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The annual Latino Media Arts & Studies Awards celebrate excellence in student film production with a focus on Latinx subjects and student scholarship that contributes to Latinx media studies, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from across campus. A $500 cash prize is awarded to the winner in each category and any honorable mentions receive a $250 cash prize, as well! Research papers, research-based projects, short films, and episodic media content are eligible for consideration.


Congratulations to the Winners of the 2022 L-MAS Student Awards!

2022 L-MAS Student Awards Recipients

Graduate Film Awards

Nicole Chi

MFA Candidate
Department of Radio-Television-Film

First Place
Comadre

Carlos Estrada

MFA Candidate
Department of Radio-Television-Film

Honorable Mention
Green Water

Sergio Muñoz Esquer

MFA Candidate
Department of Radio-Television-Film

Honorable Mention
Grilled Queso

Undergraduate Film Awards

Edwin Oliva

Senior
Department of Radio-Television-Film

First Place
Ghost on the Dance Floor

Hugo Ortiz Clemens

Senior
Department of Radio-Television-Film

Honorable Mention
No Need to Worry

Graduate Research Paper Awards

Silvana Scott

PhD Student
Department of English

First Place
"National Affects and Memory in Visual Art of LGBTQ+ Persecution in Peru’s Armed Conflict"

Mercedes Alejandra Payán Ramírez

PhD Candidate
Butler School of Music

Honorable Mention
"Mujeres del Viento Florido and their Collaborations with Female Singers in the Music Industry: Indigenous Women Identities, Media, and Feminism"

Nina Linhales Barker

MFA Candidate
Department of Radio-Television-Film

Honorable Mention
“How One Day at a Time and Vida Create Culturally Specific Representations”

Undergraduate Research Paper Awards

Brandon Cohen

Senior
Department of Radio-Television-Film

First Place
“How Salt of the Earth and Norma Rae Uniformly Advocate for Women’s and Civil Rights”

Megan Leal

Senior
Department of Radio-Television-Film

Honorable Mention
“The Latina Presence on Tik-Tok: Images and Voices of Latinx Content Creators and Their Influence on Popular Culture”