WCC video students earn a dozen Student Production Awards nominations

April 2, 2024 Rich Rezler

NATAS Student Production Awards


Washtenaw Community College students received 12 nominations for Student Production Awards from the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The awards are open to all college programs in the state. The dozen nominations of WCC students’ work is second only to Michigan State University (13). Other colleges to receive nominations include Ferris State University (4), Mott Community College (4), Calvin University (1) and Madonna University (1).

“This year's nominations are works that are very signature to each of the students' filmmaking voices. The stories are original, and expressive, and make for standout works,"  said WCC Digital Media Arts faculty member Matt Zacharias. “To have 12 nominations speaks volumes about our students' commitment to their craft. Our department, and our program, are extremely proud."

The 2024 award winners will be announced during a ceremony on Sunday, April 28 at Michigan State University. WCC students have won 41 first-place awards since first entering the Student Production Awards contest in 2012. Corey Konjarevich, a two-time nominee in 2024, won in the Photographer category in 2023.

All WCC nominations were created as class assignments for the college’s Digital Video program. Nominated works include:

Non-Fiction, Short Form: “Selling the Show,” by Jamie Begin
Non-Fiction, Short Form: “Iluminado,” by Casey Felek
Non-Fiction, Long Form: “In the Morning,” by Lawrence Olsen
Non-Fiction, Long Form: “The Super Man,” by Corey Konjarevich
Music Video: “Space Bubble,” by Cameron Chwalibog
Fiction, Short Form: “Unwarranted,” by Matthew Yurko
Fiction, Short Form: “Beyond the Grave,” by Corey Konjarevich
Fiction, Short Form: “Dirty Laundry,” by Anthony Scruton
Public Service Announcement: “Empty,” by Jillian Sullivan
Director: “Dirty Laundry,” by Anthony Scruton
Director: “Boredom,” by Emanuel Holder
Photographer: “Boredom,” by Emanuel Holder


Want to see examples of work produced by WCC Digital Video Production students? The program's end-of-semester viewing party, VIDFEST WINTER '24, will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 29 in Towsley Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Tags: Digital Media Arts, Digital Video Production, Student Awards, Student Production Awards, Student Succes

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