AFI Conservatory Sweeps The 36th College Television Awards

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AFI Conservatory Class alumni won five awards at the 36th College Television Awards on April 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. Hosted by the Television Academy Foundation, this nationwide competition, which mirrors the Emmy Awards®, recognizes excellence in student-produced video and digital film work.

AFI Conservatory alumni, Melissa Hoppe, Henry Hughes, Michael Steiner and Trevor Worley topped the awards with wins in four different categories plus the Seymour Bricker Family Humanitarian Award.

Producer Melissa Hoppe's STEALTH, a heart-warming story of a brave, transgender tween, won for best Children's Program. Hoppe was also awarded the Seymour Bricker Humanitarian Scholarship, a $4000 cash award given to a first or second place College Television Award winner whose work best highlights a humanitarian concern.

Director Henry Hughes and producer Michael Steiner took home the Directing award and the Drama award respectively for DAY ONE, the story of a U.S. Army interpreter who is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker on her first day in Afghanistan.

Producer Trevor Worley won the first place Comedy award for MARTIAN AMERICAN. The comedy follows a lonely martian as he starts a new life in Los Angeles, but finds his resolve shaken by adversity, culture shock and self-doubt.

About the AFI Conservatory
The AFI Conservatory offers a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. Aspiring artists learn from the masters in a collaborative, hands-on production environment with an emphasis on storytelling. AFI Conservatory's alumni have been consistently recognized with all of the major industry awards — Academy Awards®, Emmy Awards®, guild awards — as well as the Tony Awards®. Esteemed director, producer and screenwriter James L. Brooks serves as Artistic Director of the AFI Conservatory where he provides creative leadership for the elite film program. Proud supporters of the AFI Conservatory are Sony and American Airlines, the official airline of AFI.

About the American Film Institute
AFI is America's promise to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers.AFI programs include the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and the AFI Archive, which preserve film heritage for future generations; the AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film;AFI AWARDS, honoring the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year;AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies television events and movie reference lists, which have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers; year-round and special event exhibition through AFI FEST presented by Audi, AFI DOCSand the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center; and educating the next generation of storytellers at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory. For more information about AFI, visitAFI.comor connect with AFI attwitter.com/AmericanFilm,facebook.com/AmericanFilmInstituteand youtube.com/AFI.

 

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