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Gabriel Giuliani, Kassandra Coates, and Selina McCallumGabriel Giuliani, Kassandra Coates, and Selina McCallum represented a UWindsor team who won a second-place prize in a national competition for their documentary video project.

Screen project goes silver for film students

A video project made by a team of UWindsor students for a course in documentary film-making taught by professor Mike Stasko brought home a silver medal from the Emerge Media Awards, Thursday in Toronto.

The national competition, hosted by the University of Guelph-Humber, showcases the talent of communications students from Canadian universities and colleges.

Selina McCallum, Kassandra Coates, Gabriel Giuliani, Katherine Bryce, and Deborah Iluyemi placed second in the videography category for their project Marley’s Journey, which focuses on a three-year-old Windsor girl with the genetic disorder Angelman syndrome.

McCallum, Coates, and Giuliani attended the awards gala and called it a great opportunity to see where their passions can take them.

“It’s a thrilling experience to see our project go from a classroom project to a competition like this,” Giuliani said. “I’m so proud of my teammates and myself and I’m honoured to be representing the school and the communications, media and film program.”