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Communication Student, Alums Announced as Finalists in National Competition

National Electronic Media Association
February 09, 2022


Academics | Alumni Outcomes | Student Success

A short film and a web news series by Curry communication program alumni and a COM student were named among the finalists in the Annual Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition led by the National Electronic Media Association.

Matthew Scipione ’21 (Producer/Director/Screenwriter) and Al Eltaib ‘23 (Actor) are finalists in the highly competitive short film category for their film: King of the Imaginations

Jake Force ‘21, is a finalist in the web news article category for a three-part series he wrote as a senior for the Currier TimesCurry and Covid: A Tale of Survival.  Force is now a master’s candidate for journalism at Boston University.

“To see our student work, in this case from our film and journalism programs, be finalists on the national stage is impressive,” says Communication Department co-chair and Professor Jerry Gibbs. “We compete against much larger universities in these categories and it shows we not only have the talent to compete, but our peers recognize that too!”

Scipione also wrote an essay "Transnational Filmmaking: The Intersubjective Gaze in Desierto,” which will be published in next edition of Film Matters, a magazine that celebrates the work of undergraduate film scholars.

The winners of the Annual Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition will be announced in March in Atlanta.