MEA student productions have received critical acclaim from the film, television and radio industries. Student films have been shown at local youth media festivals and distributed to schools, public health institutions and television/cable audiences through our school district partner, KDOL-TV. Students tackle the most relevant issues facing their lives: neighborhood violence, immigration, employment, budget cuts in education, food justice, and the environment.
MEA student produced films have won recent awards from the Adobe Foundation/PBS (The Track about commercially sexually exploited minors); The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-2011 Regional Student Television Awards for Excellence-Student Emmy’s (Turf to Life-alternatives to violence; Americans at Heart-the DREAM Act, KQED Science Youth Media Finalist (Keepin’ It Green), and 24 Seconds to Change the World-Fried Chicken: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From? Grand Prize winner—sponsored by
Alameda County Public Health Department.