Forum staff reports, Published March 14 2009
MSUM students win film awardFourteen students in a broadcast documentary class at Minnesota State University Moorhead were named winners for Best Student Documentary in the 2009 Fargo Film Festival for their documentary, “The Greatest Silent Sport.”
The film follows Bart Smith as he hikes the North Country National Scenic Trail, which runs 4,600 miles from North Dakota to New York.
All of the students wrote, reported, photographed and edited material for the project. Rebecca Gilbuena, a 2008 mass communications graduate from Barnesville, Minn., was the project producer, and Michael Quinn, a 2008 mass communications graduate from Aberdeen, S.D., was chief editor.
Mass communications professor Martin Grindeland served as faculty adviser.
Earlier this year, “The Greatest Silent Sport” received an Emmy from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The film was produced in cooperation with Prairie Public Television and the North Country Trail Association. It was made possible in part by a grant from Forum Communications Co.