Journalism, Broadcasting & Public Relations Professor Wins Three Awards
Professor Virginia (Ginny) Orzel has won three prestigious Awards of Merit in the categories Health/Medicine/Science, Documentary Feature, and Women Filmmakers from The Impact DOCS Awards Competition for her documentary on Dementia, The Fight for Your Life.
The awards were given for Ginny’s exciting documentary on Dementia, The Fight for Your Life, which was produced to create awareness of the different types of dementia, and how it affects the patient and caregiver. The film features exceptional story line, visuals, sound, directing and editing.
Impact DOCS recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft & creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment. Documentaries were received from 30 countries. Entries were judged by highly qualified and award winning professionals in the film and television industry.
In winning an Impact DOCS award, SUNY Brockport joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including the Oscar winning director Louie Psihoyos for his 2016 Best of Show – Racing Extinction, Oscar winner Yael Melamede for (Dis)Honesty, and Emmy Award winner Gerald Rafshoon for Endless Corridors.
Rick Prickett, who chairs Impact DOCS, said, “The judges and I were simply blown away by the variety and immensely important documentaries we screened. Impact DOCS is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The goal of Impact DOCS is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve for their dedication and work.”