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Department of Communication Arts Student Wins Award for Short Film

TERMINUS16 Laura Hutson

ComArts_IconLaura Hutson’s short film Southern Mentality won the Best Documentary Award at Terminus, a four-day festival and conference for filmmakers and video game designers in Atlanta.

Huston is a Department of Communication Arts student. and her film was also nominated for Best Drama.

In Southern Mentality a woman shares her story about sex trafficking, and it can be viewed at

Terminus is the culmination of the Campus MovieFest, a traveling film competition for college campuses across the nation. The Campus Movie Fest came to Georgia Southern in the fall and aired the student films on Oct. 11 at the Carol A. Carter Recital Hall.

The conference featured over sixty workshops and panels from industry experts and provided networking opportunities for students.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree. For more information, visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.


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