Awards

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Film Awards

Media Enterprise Alliance at KDOL-TV

MEA student productions have received critical acclaim from the film, TV, and web-media industries. Films have been shown at youth media festivals and distributed to schools, public health institutions and TV audiences through our Oakland school district partner, KDOL-TV. MEA award-winning student productions have tackled relevant issues facing their lives: neighborhood violence, immigration, employment, budget cuts in education, food justice, and the environment.

May 2015
OUSD Farm to School: California Thursdays
Award of Merit: News Story – Light News Award of Merit
The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Nelzy Gonzalez, Producer/Reporter; Ja’Lenn Polar, Camera/Editor; Myles McConico, Assistant Camera; Takeda Washington, Assistant Camera/Editor; Alpha Cisse, Tony Friend, Eddie Perez, Animators; Saidah Brown, Jade Herbert, Production Assistants;Jake Schoneker,Advisor

March 2015
We Will Persist
Honorable Mention, White House Youth Film Festival Competition.  White House Student Film Festival
Ruby Rosenberg and Danielle Thompson

January 2015
Grant Award and Commendation
Office of Alameda County Supervisor, Keith Carson, President, Fifth District

June 2014
OUSD Community Schools
Award of Merit, The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Media Enterprise Alliance, KDOL-TV, Met West High School, Oakland. Malachi Segers, Animator-Editor-Voice Over; Mori Wexler, Animator-Editor-Music; Kaila Blake, Guayo Cartegena, Autumn Criss and Jeffrey Flores, Gilberto Hernandez, Damari Lawrence, Nancy Tafoya. Animator-Editors; Nick Sazani
Jake Schoneker, Advisor

March 2014
OUSD Community Schools, Thriving Students
Finalist, Project Youth View
Damari Lawrence, Nancy Tafoya, Malachi Segers, Kaila Blake, Guayo Cartagena, Mori Wexler, Gilberto Hernandez, Autumn Criss & Jeffrey Flores, Media Enterprise Alliance at KDOL-TV

February 2014
#Baymotion Mashup Contest, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Museum
1st Place—Juried Student Division
“My Bay Area,” by Solomon (Soli) Kamara
1st Place—Adult Division
CB Smith-Dahl, MEA Mentor

February 2014
Life in Can: A Soda PSA
Screenagers: The 16th Annual Bay Area High School Film Festival sponsored by the Pacific Film Archive on the University of California, Berkeley campus.

July 2013
Wake Up Call: Time to Act on Climate Change
Grand Prize Winner, ConnectEd Studios Student Gallery Contest

June 2013
Prop 37: California’s Food Fight
A Circus Act: West Oakland’s Kinetic Arts Center
Wake Up Call: Time to Act on Climate Change
Bay Area Youth Media Network —Youth Media Festival at First Friday—Parkway Theater, Oakland

June 2013
Wake Up Call: Time to ACT on Climate Change
Award for Excellence, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Regional Student Television.

Best Youth Science Video -PBS-News Hour Student Reporting Lab.

March 2013
Media Enterprise Alliance, Nomination
7th Annual Oakland Indie Awards—Nomination—Social Changemaker Category

May 2013
Season of Peace
Finalist, Project Youth View/Alternatives in Action
Maggie Simpson Adams, Mentor

Fried Chicken: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?
Finalist, Adobe Foundation/Adobe Youth Voices – Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards

February 2013
Inspiring Climate Action and Education, Grant Award—KQED/BAYMN STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)  Production Partnership Program

October 2012
Occupying the Future
First Place, Bay Area Youth Media Network “Rise to the Occasion” Youth Media Festival

Fried Chicken: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?
Second Place: Honorable Mention

May 2012
Turf to Life
Audience Choice Award, Power of Youth Award, Project Youth View/Alternatives in Action
Maggie Simpson Adams, Mentor

Keepin’ It Green 1st Annual KQED Science Youth Media Festival
“24 Seconds to Change the World” Contest—“Fried Chicken: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From? sponsored by the Alameda County Public Health Dept., Grand Prize Winner——Video aired on CBS/CW TV Network

April 2012
Turf to Life
Award for Excellence

Americans At Heart
Award for Merit

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Regional Student Television
Maggie Simpson Adams, Mentor

February 2012
Occupying the Future
Featured Film, SchoolTube.com

May 2011
The Track
Grant Award Finalist, Project VoiceScape (Partnership of POV and PBS and Adobe Foundations) Project Youth View/Alternatives in Action