UNA Communications Major Takes Third Place at Film Festival

By  | November 15, 2020 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE – Gabriel Rhoden, a junior majoring in Communications at the University of

North Alabama, has taken third place in the “Best Short Film Documentary” category at the

2019-2020 College Media Association Film and Audio Festival for his film, “Home Grown.”


“I’m extremely honored and grateful with my third-place win,” Rhoden said. “It’s a great encouragement, and I only

Gabriel Rhoden

hope to use it going forward, continuing to push myself and my passion for this craft. I couldn’t have done it if it weren’t for my family and friends who have encouraged and pushed me from the very beginning.”


Rhoden’s film features a third-generation cattle farmer who has been farming in North Alabama for more than 50 years. The story illustrates his vocation and how it has changed and is in decline. “Home Grown” can be found on YouTube at “Home Grown Short Film by Gabriel Rhoden.”CMA now College Media Association | Innovation in College Media


The College Media Association Film and Audio Festival is designed to encourage and promote excellence in student video work by showing examples of top-notch projects in several categories. The College Media Association serves student media pros, staffs, and programs with education, research, and resources.


Media Release/Ms. Michelle R. Eubanks
University Communications & Marketing

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