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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fargo Film Festival Honors "Greatest Silent Sport"

Rebecca Gilbuena
Rebecca Gilbuena, director (photo from NDSU)
based on a news article in the Fargo-Morehead InForum

Fargo Film Festival has named fourteen students winners for the Best Student Documentary for their project to follow Bart Smith's hike of the North Country National Scenic Trail.

The film short, "The Greatest Silent Sport," is a student project of a broadcast documentary class at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN. in October, the film won an Emmy from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Rebecca Gilbuena, a 2008 mass communications graduate from Barnesville, Minn., was the project producer and director, and Michael Quinn, a 2008 mass communications graduate from Aberdeen, S.D., was chief editor. The students wrote, reported, photographed and edited the project. Portions were filmed at the 2007 Annual Conference of the NCTA in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Martin Grindeland, mass communications professor, served as faculty adviser.

The film was produced in cooperation with Prairie Public Television and the North Country Trail Association. It was made possible in part by a grant from Forum Communications Co.

The Fargo Film Festival juries films in a number of categories. The Festival is held each March in the Fargo Art Deco Theatre.

See "Greatest Silent Sport" - Bart Smith Hike Documentary - Wins Emmy

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