TRI-C® SPONSORS OSTN NBS INTERNATIONAL MEDIAFEST
OSTN and Tri-C® partner to bring Film Festival to College Students
Cleveland, Ohio - August 7, 2008 - Open Student Television Network (OSTN), the only 24/7 global television network devoted to student-produced programming, has announced today that Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), Ohio's largest community college, offering associate degrees, certificate programs and the first two years towards a baccalaureate degree, has become a Silver Sponsor for the OSTN NBS International MediaFest 2008 (MediaFest), taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, October 16th -18th, 2008.
The three-day MediaFest schedule, designed in part by the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, will feature hands-on production training during the day, student produced media shows at night, networking sessions with Academy Award winning producers and Hollywood production teams, and training sessions on the latest Avid and Adobe media production technologies. These events will take place at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center, the Idea Center and Allen Theatere, Playhouse Square and conclude with a student after party held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
As part of the MediaFest Silver Sponsorship, Tri-C® will serve as one of the keynote speakers and workshop instructors presenting to more than 1000 students that will attend the MediaFest. Additionally, the Tri-C® logo will be featured on the OSTN website and MediaFest promotional materials such as tee-shirts and attendee giveaways. The college has also purchased tickets for more than 100 Tri-C® students for the entire three-day event.
"Cuyahoga Community College is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of OSTN’s MediaFest 2008," said Bob Bryan, Executive Director of Television and Video Services, Cuyahoga Community College. "This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to interact with professionals in the industry, share ideas and learn the latest techniques in Avid and Adobe software products. More importantly, this event showcases the quality and diversity of student produced media."
Tri-C® joins other regional and national partners and sponsors, including:
- Sprint - Silver Sponsor
- Avid - Silver Sponsor providing Avid Media Composer training
- Adobe - Silver Sponsor providing Adobe Premiere training
- Huntington Bank - Bronze Sponsor
- SS&G - Bronze Sponsor
"OSTN's Media Festival provides a high profile way for media arts students to connect to an international audience. I'm very glad to hear that Tri-C® has now joined as a silver sponsor with the OSTN media festival," said Miriam Bennett, Assistant Professor, Visual Communication and Design, Cuyahoga Community College. "It's a natural next step in building connections for students and for the diverse media organizations in Cleveland and a great step forward for our region."
Beginning this fall, OSTN will feature content from Tri-C®’s communication and broadcast students as OSTN's first Northeast Ohio community college member. Submissions will include documentaries, dramas and news broadcasts. Last May OSTN recognized Tri-C®'s Digital Filmmaking programs and student organization, the Digital Cinema Group, and as "the premier local film and production program" in the Cleveland area. Tri-C®'s participation in the OSTN MediaFest is prime example of their commitment to the Cleveland Art and Culture scene. Tri-C® is home to Tri-C® JazzFest Cleveland, the nation’s premier educational jazz festival, and also hosts programs at Playhouse Square and at campus theaters.
For more Information on OSTN NBS International MediaFest 2008 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sunita Chopra at email@example.com.
Tickets for the general public to the OSTN NBS International MediaFest 2008 Awards Ceremony at the Playhouse Square, Allen Theatre are at no cost. Tickets to the Rock and Roll after party are $10. Full 3-day passes to the OSTN NBS International MediaFest 2008 are now on sale for $45 and are available to students-only. For tickets please John Vasenda contact firstname.lastname@example.org.