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Award-Winning Student Films

Azusa Pacific University’s student films screen at festivals at home and abroad and are often celebrated as top award winners.

Our student films have impressed at major events like the Festival of Media Arts, hosted each year by the Broadcast Education Association, a consortium that includes more than 1,600 professors who represent more than 275 colleges and universities. Films by APU students have placed in the top tier every year since 2005, and won Best of Festival twice.

Other festivals that APU films have won at include: Damah Film Festival, Rogue Independent Film Festival, Reel Spirituality/LAFSC Film Festival, Paste Magazine’s Rockin’ Reel Film Festival, and the International Christian Visual Media Crown Awards.

Student film awards from the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts include:

Red Lotus

Gabriel Gonzales, Sarah Schroeder, Oliver Eldridge,
Small School Best of Festival, 2017


Tanner Morrison, Ryan Bowman, Allie Lapp, Yasha Sojwa
Award of Excellence Script Research, 2016

Discovery: The Road to Hell

Tyler Kent Hill
Small School 1st Place Audio, 2015

Wild Blume

Tanner Morrison, Corban Aspegren, Tom Scott
Small School 1st Place, 2014

Where Are They Now

Zack Evans, Kaleb Tuttle, Zach Cieszynski & Brian Hartley
Narrative 1st Place, 2014

Mama’s Boy

Kaleb Tuttle, Zack Evans, and Brian Hartley,
Narrative 1st Place, 2013


Peter Hall, Phillip Hall, Whitnee Sherman,
Small School 1st Place, 2013


E.R. Womelsduff, Emily Michel Ford,
Best of Festival, 2012

All My Tomorrows by Stop Motion Poetry

Jesse Doland, Cale Lincoln Erickson, Jena Brancart
Music Video 1st Place, 2011

Parental Unit

Jeremy Olson, Erin Channing, Scott Crozier, Jacob Turner
Narrative Video 1st Place, 2011

Student film awards from the International Christian Visual Media: Crown Awards include:

A Voice Inside

Samuel Vargas,
Gold, 2013

All My Tomorrows by Stop Motion Poetry

Jesse Doland,
Gold, 2011

Life After

Jeremiah Lujan,
Gold, 2008

Faith on a Sleeve

Jeremy Rice, Matt Sperazza,
Bronze, 2007

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.