Faculty member wins award for documentary


Sangsun Choi, assistant professor of media production, is inspired to make documentaries to give a voice to those who often go unheard. Recently, the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) honored his efforts by awarding him the Best of Festival – King Foundation Award in the faculty documentary category for his creation of Written in Stone. BEA is the largest media academic organization in the world.

The 2020 Best of Festival winners were selected from a pool of more than 1,750 entries, representing more than 300 colleges and universities in the following competitions: audio, documentary, lm & video, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting, sports, and two-year colleges.

"The Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts is an international competition for faculty and students which evaluates more than 1500 entries from around the world every year. I was able to finish my documentary Written in Stone with the wonderful support of Malone, and I am so grateful to continue working within the Malone community each year. This award is a great honor and significant achievement for me as an artist-professor and I continue to be excited to share my production experience and filmmaking knowledge with our students," said Choi. 

Written in Stone sheds light on the lives of laboring children at a stone quarry village in India. The part of post-production was supported by Malone’s Summer Scholars Grant in 2018 and the finished product was screened at several prestigious film festivals throughout 2020.