Comm alumnus wins silver at Houston Film Festival

Communication alumnus Donato “Danny” Pietrodangelo and his company, Pietrodangelo Production Group of Tallahassee, won a Silver Remi Award at the 43rd WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival in April 2010.

The award-winning digital film is an educational documentary titled War in the Falklands/Malvinas, which Pietrodangelo produced and directed. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication from The Florida State University and is a former FSU Student Body President.

The film explores the causes leading up to the 1982 war and the politics that ignited hostilities between Great Britain and Argentina in their long-standing dispute over the ownership of a tiny group of rocky, sparsely populated islands — which the British call the Falklands Islands and the Argentines refer to as the Malvinas. The program offers a balanced look at the operational problems, weapons and warfighting methods of both countries.

War in the Falklands/Malvinas won a silver award in the adult educational/instructional category.

The WorldFest Houston Film Festival is one of the oldest and largest independent film festivals in the world and one of three of the international film festivals in North America. This year, there were more than 4,500 entries from 37 countries.