Best of The Beach Program
The Best of The Beach
Monday, April 18th 2022
Directed by Maddie Braun
1st Place Best Documentary, CSU Media Arts Festival 2021
Former Olympic archer Madeleine Braun delves into the mysterious phenomenon of "target panic", how it wreaked havoc on her own career, and why it is rarely talked about.
Directed by Sarrah Wolf
1st Place Best Documentary, CSU Media Arts Festival 2019
Three years after her mother's death, a young filmmaker confronts the truth about her mother's life as a cancer survivor and opioid addict.
Directed by Charles Watson
2nd Place Best Documentary, CSU Media Arts Festival 2018
Using the streets as his canvas, photographer Billy "Captain Soncho" Williams explores what it means to be an aspiring young artist in Southern California.
Directed by Samantha Hernandez
1st Place Best Documentary, Best in Show, Audience Choice Award, CSU Media Arts Festival 2018
An intimate portrait of a woman with intellectual disabilities and the child she helped to raise.
Dancing with Death (2021)
Directed by Audrey Sutton and Paula Kiley
Finalist, Best Documentary, CSU Media Arts Festival 2021
Dancing with Death is a whimsical introspection into one of the most inevitable, and taboo, parts of the human condition — death. This animated short explores life’s big questions through conversations about mortality with death doula Adrian Allotey, a woman who guides people at the exit point of their lives.
Directed by Sean Geisterfer
Best in Show, 1st Place Narrative Short, Audience Choice, CSU Media Arts Festival 2017
Skylar and Jack are writing a song for their unborn child in this story about love and music.
Directed by Janine Uyanga
1st Place (tied) Narrative Short, CSU Media Arts Festival 2019
When his 12-year-old brother is shot by a white police officer, a young black man decides to take matters into his own hands but finds himself torn between vengeance and justice.
Mourning Dove (2017)
Directed by Alexandra Petrus
2nd Place Narrative, CSU Media Arts Festival 2017
A young Syrian refugee must use imagination to confront the terrors that tore her home away.
A Musical Thing (2018)
Directed by Laura Odermatt
3rd Place Experimental, CSU Media Arts Festival 2018
An experimental film about life, light, and the lyricism of life’s passing moments.
Directed by Daniel Alvarado
1st Place Music Video, CSU Media Arts Festival 2017
Prom King Bobby makes some bad choices in this 1990s style music video.
*Banner Photos from Justice Delayed (2019) Directed by Janine Uyanga