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MSU graduate Eddie Roqueta wins documentary award

July 28, 2015 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University School of Film and Photography graduate Eddie Roqueta recently won the College Television Award for Best Documentary for his film “Silencing The Thunder,” which details the lives of Yellowstone National Park’s free-roaming bison as they stray onto land outside of the park.

The College Television Awards, formerly known as the Student Television Awards, were started in 1978 to recognize excellence in student work. The 1979 ceremony saw six awards handed out in two categories. Since then, the ceremony has grown to a nationwide competition that awards more than 65 trophies in 16 different categories.

The win brings both reward and recognition to Roqueta, as well as national recognition to MSU. Winners of the CTA are invited to selective seminars and workshops, introduced to industry insiders and professionals and, through membership in the Television Academy Foundation alumni organization, invited to year-round networking opportunities and events.

Housed in the MSU College of Arts and Architecture, the School of Film and Photography offers undergraduate degrees in film and photography, as well as a minor in photography. The school also offers a master of fine arts degree in science and natural history filmmaking. A multitude of internship and career opportunities are also available, pairing students with with well-known organizations such as PBS and the BBC, and with major companies including Disney, LucasFilm, National Geographic and others.

Roqueta is currently in Panama filming Howler monkeys for an upcoming piece.

“Silencing the Thunder” is available for viewing online viewing here:

Contact: Dennis Aig, (406) 994-7588,; or Eddie Roqueta,