Melissa Murray scores first place at Flux Film Festival–See her winning entry here!

Congratulations to University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications senior, Melissa Murray, for her first place video entry in our inaugural film festival! Murray, who in addition to being a student is also an editor at Moetic Wedding Films, led production on a video story profiling Portland artist Dan Pillers, whose found object artwork confronts audiences with the ugliness of intolerance and stimulates the understanding and acceptance diverse communities. The video was shot and produced in association with Portland Open Studios during Assistant Professor Ed Madison and Professor Tom Wheeler’s PDX Arts Journalism Experience weekend workshop, which was facilitated in fall term.

Our second place title went to not one, but TWO participants! Max Londberg and Summer Luu tied for second place among the 22 entries submitted. Londberg’s comedic yarn, “Goat of Jeopardy,” tells the story of his pursuit to become a jeopardy superstar, while Luu’s video highlights the rap stylings of SOJC senior and local artist Tyree Harris in “Tyree Harris: You Don’t Know What you’ve Got.”

Congrats Max and Summer!

Thank you to everyone who submitted his or her video to the festival. We had a blast sharing your remarkable work with the academic community. We also want to thank those students and faculty who turned out at our film festival, including our generous judging panel. We appreciate you spending the evening with us in Allen Hall.

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