After a strong showing last year, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that Bethany’s media arts students have outdone themselves in 2022-23. Our students have received nine Student Production Nominations from the Upper Midwest Emmy┬« Foundation! These nominations come from The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a membership organization dedicated to excellence in video and television. The full list of 2023 nominees is available here, Bethany received the 3rd most nominations in the college competitions. The awards ceremony will take place in Minneapolis on Friday, March 31st, 2023.

A range of projects were nominated including class projects, Red Eye Film Fest submissions, and work completed for the Maverick Hockey broadcast. Here are the Bethany Lutheran College nominations by category:

COLLEGE – FICTION: SHORT FORM

Detention
Colin Neville, Writer/Director Of Photography/Editor
Sophie Gernander, Writer/Director
Ambrose Palm, Writer/Audio
Andy Muske, Actor
Ben Kelm, Actor

Lulu
Mizha Overn, Writer/Director
Franklin Selvey, Cinematographer/Editor
Vianna Kovaciny, Animator/Editor

The Last Letter
Mizha Overn, Writer/Director
Franklin Selvey, Writer/Director
Alec Lade, Editor
David Roemhildt, Actor
Alec Mueller, Director Of Photography
Ben Stelter, Producer

The Man in the Yellow Shirt
Joey Pasbrig, Writer/Director/Editor
Colin Neville, Director Of Photography/Writer
Ari Selvey, Writer/Actor
Noah Rittierodt, Writer
Job Wosmek, Director
Jacob Norris, Audio

COLLEGE – SPORTS STORY OR SEGMENT

The Story of the 2022 Mason Cup Championship Game – Watch now!
Alec Mueller, Producer/Editor
Franklin Selvey, Cinematographer
Ben Stelter, Cinematographer
Matt Maisch, Cinematographer

COLLEGE – LIVE SPORTING EVENT/GAME

2022 CCHA Mason Cup Championship Game – Watch now!
Brock Aaker, Producer
Noah Rittierodt, Director

COLLEGE – ANIMATION/GRAPHICS/SPECIAL EFFECTS

Dreams
Alec Lade, Graphic Artist

Educaytion
Alec Lade, Graphic Artist

COLLEGE – EDITOR

2022 Hobey Baker Award Winner – Dryden McKay – Watch now!
Ben Stelter, Editor

Congratulations to the 17 students credited above as well as multiple students, faculty, and staff helping in uncredited roles! We also want to point out that many of these students are credited more than once, including senior Ben Stelter (3 nominations), sophomore Alec Lade (3 nominations), and recent graduate Franklin Selvey (3 nominations).

It is such an honor for these students to have the excellence of their work acknowledged by NATAS, and we are excited for this year’s awards event. Stay tuned to see if we’ll be adding any awards to our display!