The Monterey County Film Commission, located in the Lighthouse District, is pleased to announce that Reyna Bautista Gonzalez, a student majoring in Cinematic Arts & Technology at CSUMB, is the winner of the 2020 Monterey County Film Commission's Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award.
Reyna is originally from Whittier. She'll use the $2,000 award to to pay for special effects and music rights in post-production for her film short, Prism, a dark comedy in which a seemingly normal dinner party unravels into a sinister affair. She also plans to use the funds to enter the short into film festivals.
In addition, another CSUMB student, Kristin Rebozzi of Morgan Hill, received a $1,000 special award to go towards her senior thesis film to be shot later this year. She is in pre-production and plans to use Monterey County locations as she works with a student collaborator on her narrative short film.
For more information on the scholarship fund, please phone MCFC at 831-646-0910.