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The Art Institute of Jacksonville Students Win International PSA Competition for Save Our Seas Foundation

Jacksonville, FL, October 24, 2009 --( Three Digital Filmmaking & Video Production students at The Art Institute of Jacksonville have been announced as winners of the Save Our Seas Foundation’s “Seas the Day” PSA competition.

The Fundamental of Video students Michael Masson, Alishia Hemingway, and Stacie Turner created a public service announcement on ocean conservation entitled “Side Dish”. After being named as finalist, they were selected to screen their film at the 2009 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson, Wyoming where they were declared the first place winners.

"We are very proud of the students who worked on this project. They showed originality and creative thought about a serious problem and used our medium to further the issue with the public. They did a beautiful job and did amazingly well as first year film students,” said Dr. Nadia Ramoutar, Academic Director of Digital Filmmaking & Video Production. Ramoutar added, “We are also grateful to instructor Isaac Brown for getting his students involved in such a meaningful event as a classroom assignment."

Each of the students will earn $2,500 in prize money and have their work exhibited in museums and aquariums all over the world. To view their PSA, “Side Dish”, please visit

For more information on The Art Institute of Jacksonville, please visit or contact Kathleen Holland at 904-486-3070 or

The Art Institute of Jacksonville, a branch of the Miami International University of Art & Design, is one of The Art Institutes (, a system of over 40 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals.

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