Mass Comm. Shows Out!

By: Gibson Najee
Apr 07, 2015

Claflin Mass Communication Seniors Group Shot
Seniors pose for a picture on the red carpet before viewing their short films and documentaries at the annual CALA Bash Film Festival. (Left to right) Ashley White, JR Bryant, Imani Davis, Jayla McCaw, and Kyree Simon

On Wednesday, April 7th the Department of Mass Communications at Claflin University brought the red carpet to the Grace Thomas Kennedy auditorium with the 3rd annual CALA- Bash Film FestivalThe night was full of emotion as students of Claflin University competed for awards in two categories; short film and documentary.
“I’m just glad my work was able to be displayed” said second place documentary finalist and senior, Ashley White.
The Awards were as follows:
Short Film

1st Place: Clayton “J.R.” Bryant for Forgiven

2nd Place : Kyree Simon for MOMMA


1st Place: Imani Davis for Junk Food Targets

2nd Place Ashley White for Colorism

3rd Place Jayla McCaw for Road to Rebellion
All contestants were required to submit a 15 minute film to their choice of category. They were also required to have audio and be able to upload to YouTube.
    Claflin Arts & Letters Annual Bash is a yearly festival held at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.  Originally envisioned as a single day to celebrate the artistic culture of the university, Calabash has grown into a weeklong celebration.  Overnight the campus transforms, giving way to street vendors, live performances, and a cornucopia of artistic expression and school pride!  To the students, it feels like another spring break filled with fun, laughter, good food, and good music.

“This annual festival is a great way to break up the tedium and monotony of campus life, providing a relaxed atmosphere for everyone to let loose and have fun before finals,” Claflin Alum, Toney Gaines said.

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