A huge round of applause is in order for Caylee So, a recent alumna from the 2012 Graduate MFA Film Production program, (directing emphasis), who was just named one of the best student directors in America from the Director’s Guild of America.  Read on to see Caylee’s acceptance speech, and for more details on her big win!

2012 DGA Student Film Awards

Director Caylee So (3rd from right), pictured with the DGA Women’s Steering Committee at the Director’s Guild Awards

Caylee won the
Jury award for the Best Student Female Director
(Western Region), for her film “Paulina.”

THR reports
, the Director’s Guild Association just announced the winners for its
Student Film Awards for Women and Minority event

Each year the Directors Guild of America announces the winners of its annual Student Film Awards for African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and women filmmakers. The awards, which bring the winners prizes of $2,500 from the DGA, are designed to honor, encourage, and bring attention to outstanding minority and women film students in film schools and other select universities.

Check out the trailer:

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Caylee’s acceptance speech:

She was recently
interviewed by Voice of America about her work, her influences, and her plans for the future
.  (The interview is not in English, but we are working on getting a non-dubbed version of the video soon!)

Congratulations to Caylee and the other filmmakers at the event!

2012 DGA Student Film Awards

Caylee So with the other DGA Award winners, Committee members, and presenters