2023 Department Award Honorees

Congratulations to the recipients of the Film and Media Studies Departmental Award winners, recently honored at our End of the Year Celebration. 

Franco Tonelli Memorial Prize in Film and Media Studies

In memory of Film and Media Studies founder Professor Frank Tonelli, the Tonelli Prize is awarded to the best undergraduate essay in film studies or television and/or digital media studies.

Marc Anthony Del Toro (Film Studies) | Mia Jaide Sumner (Film Studies) | Sunny Stetsyuk (Television and Digital Media Studies)


Outstanding Production/Screenwriting Awards

Honorees are nominated by faculty for their outstanding accomplishments in the areas of production and screenwriting.

Britney Y. Liang (Production) | Mariah Celest Ortega-Salim (Screenwriting) | Martin Alvarez (Screenwriting, honorable mention)


Department Service Awards

Honorees are nominated by faculty/staff for their outstanding service to the Department and the FMS community.

Ashley Samantha Orellana (Vikki Duncan Outstanding Senior Award) | Justin Keever (Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award)