Journalism, Broadcasting & Public Relations Professor Wins Three International Awards

Virginia Orzel

Professor Virginia (Ginny) Orzel in the Department of Journalism, Broadcasting, and Public Relations won a Silver Telly and two Impact Doc Awards for documentary on Camp Abilities.

Professor Orzel from the Department of Journalism, Broadcasting & PR wins three international awards for her documentary, Camp Abilities: A Loss of Sight, Never a Loss of Vision. The film has been named Best Silver Telly Winner in the on-Broadcast-Low Budget (under $700 per minute) category in the record breaking 44th Annual Telly Awards.

The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies and including Adobe, BBC World Service, Netflix, Dow Jones, Complex Networks, Jennifer Garner, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, National Geographic Society, ESPN Films, RYOT, Partizan and Vimeo.

Orzel also won 2 ImpactDoc Awards in the categories: Feature Documentary Film and Disabilities. The awards were given for Orzel’s exceptional story line, visuals, sound, directing and editing. Impact DOCS recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Documentaries were received from 30 countries, including veteran award winning filmmakers and fresh new talent. 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, and Emmy Award winner Gerald Rafshoon for Endless Corridors narrated by Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, and many more.

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Posted: August 23, 2023