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Win Awards at Rosebud

2008 Rosebud Awards go to Renee Shaw (M.F.A. 2005)
and Scott Mueller (B.A. 1999) with Eric Cheevers .
Steven Fischer (B.A. 1998) won Best of Show.
Sunday, June 15th, 2008 //

IMDA Alumna Renee Shaw and undergraduate alums Scott Mueller with Eric Cheevers, and Steven Fischer won awards for their films entered in the 2008 Rosebud Film & Video Festival in Arlington, VA. Their films were screened during the one-day only event at the Rosslyn Spectrum in Arlington. Renee received one of the top 5 awards and $1000 for her video My Best Friend Mark; Scott and Eric won one of the top 5 $1000 awards for their film Las Historias Mas Sexy Del Mundo! No. 2. Steven also won one of the top 5 $1000 awards along with the Best of Show award of $500 in equipment for his animation Freedom Dance. Congratulations to these talented artists!

Visual Arts Film/Video faculty Vin Grabill and Cathy Cook were among the 20 finalists in the Rosebud Film & Video Festival who screened their works at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater on June 14, 2008.

Renee Shaw is a video installation and live video performance artist living and working in Washington, D.C. Teaching art to elementary school kids in Washington, Renee occasionally encourages her students to use video to produce art.

Steven Fischer has produced commissioned and independent documentaries on subjects ranging from Francis Scott Key, historic Belvoir (Scott's plantation), the American Civil War, professional survival in the animation profession, and escaping Communism during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Among his honors, Fischer's work has earned two Emmy nominations, two CINE Golden Eagle Awards, eight Telly Awards, and Best of Show at the Rosebud Film Festival.

Scott Mueller and Eric Cheevers, aka Parasite Films, have had entries in several film festivals (Cannes, Moxie, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, NY Underground, among others), and they have created music videos for The Walkmen, Weird War, Dead Meadow and Georgie James. Their music video for Georgie James Need Your Needs has appeared on MTV2 Subterrean and other MTV affiliates (MTVu, etc.); it was also selected for MTVu's Freshman 5 and as Myspace video of the week. The music videos for the Walkmen, Weird War and Dead Meadow have enjoyed successful runs on european MTV. Their videos have been selected for SXSW, CMJ and other high-profile events.

Parasite Films has been featured in articles on Brightest Young Things: -cheevers-and-scott-mueller-parasite-films/
as well as the Washington City Paper:

The Rosebud competition and festival was founded in 1990 to promote the rich and diverse independent film and video community in Washington, Maryland and Virginia. Named in honor of Citizen Kane, our goal is to celebrate the innovative, experimental, unusual or deeply personal in creative film and making.