Sixteen student filmmakers accept awards

College filmmakers got a taste of the limelight Saturday night as the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation handed out kudos at its 28th annual College Television Awards.

Sixteen students accepted first-prize awards, each worth $2,000, for their undergrad or graduate film or video projects. Winners came from Brigham Young U., CalArts, USC, Northwestern U., Art Center College of Design, City College of New York, UCLA, U. of Florida, Robert Morris U. and St. Cloud State U.

“Survivor” producer Mark Burnett received the foundation’s first Innovation in Television Award.

Winning works were publicly exhibited Sunday at the College Television Awards Festival, held at the TV Academy’s North Hollywood headquarters. The Sundance Channel, MTVU and Plum TV will also air the honored productions.

Tom Bergeron, co-host of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” hosted the black-tie gala at Culver Studios.

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