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Canadore Students Take Home First Place Accolades from National Broadcasting Association

Jun 25, 2018 | Canadore College

This month, students from Canadore College’s digital cinematography and television broadcasting programs took home top awards from the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada.

Jason Manella and Aaron Martini won first place in the Drama or Comedy Long category for their production, Daze of Dreams, and Keesha Cheechoo’s submission garnered her winning status in the Remote/Special grouping.

Cheechoo, Manella and Martini’s filmmaking talent was chosen from over 120 entries submitted by colleges and universities from across Canada. The Canadore productions were initially screened at the college’s annual School of Media, Design and Dramatic Arts Showcase, which was held at Galaxy Cinemas North Bay in April 2018.

The BEAC awards are distributed annually in honour of the outstanding work produced by its students and recent graduates. The association is dedicated to the professional development of faculty and administrators in radio, television, broadcast journalism and new media programs in provincially-accredited postsecondary institutions across Canada.

Canadore College’s media students have received many accolades at the BEAC awards in recent years:

James Kinnear             2017 Corporate/Client Based Winner for Creativity Happens Here

Alex Lamothe             2016 Corporate/Client Based Winner for Essential Helicopters

Dale Carrigan              2016 Doc Short Winner for Camani

Matt Close                  2016 Drama or Comedy Short for Mildly Illegal

Bradly Trudeau           2015 Drama or Comedy Long for O-Getche Tahk: The Lost Warriors

Eric Harrison               2014 Documentary Short for Back to Basics

Applications into Canadore College’s School of Media, Design and Dramatics Arts includes acting for stage and screen; advertising and marketing communications; television and video production; digital cinematography; graphic design and post production programs are still being accepted.

Theatrical creative talents performed by the acting for stage and screen graduates will be taking the stage July 18 – 21for the Rep21 debut of The Lark.

Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 44,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavours and generous donors for the balance.

For more information, please contact:  Jessica Charette at 705.475.2538 or; Carrie Richmond at 705.474.7600, ext. 5216 or


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