ATAS honors college TV

Students feted at foundation kudos

Students from FSU Graduate Film School, Savannah College of Art & Design, AFI, U. of North Carolina, UC Berkeley, California Institute of the Arts and USC earned top nods at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s College Television Awards, announced Sunday night.

Winners were revealed at the Melissa Rivers-hosted kudofest at Culver Studios.

First-place winners of the 27th annual awards received $2,000, second place $1,000 and third place $500. First-place winners also received $2,000 in film stock and second-place winners $1,000 in film stock.

Montana State U.’s Paul B. Hillman received the Bricker Award of $4,000 for his doc “Henry Wood Elliott: Defender of the Fur Seal.”

Drawing the first-ever directing award was Barbara Stepansky, helmer of “Trojan Cow,” the first-place winner in the drama category.

Winning films will be screened today from 7:30-10 p.m. at the annual College Television Awards Festival at the Television Academy.

Pics and kudos ceremony also will be showcased on mtvU.