Even with the calendar changing from 2018 to 2019 that has not slowed down our current student and alumni films from making waves on the festival circuit. Here is the latest news:

David Bashford (MFA/FP ‘18) – VOXGIRL

  • Dam Short Film Festival
  • New FilmMakers LA Monthly Film Festival (Screening January 19th)
  • Beloit International Film Festival

A scene from David Bashford’s VOXGIRL.

We have 6 films that will be a part of the 5th edition of the Clapstick International Students Film Festival which is organized by the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute in Kolkata, India. SRFTI is a premier film school in India that offers specialization in Direction, Screenwriting, Producing, Cinematography, Sound recording and design, and Editing. Clapstick is intended to be a platform for exchange and sharing of thoughts and ideas among students and faculty. Participation from major international film and media schools is expected.

  1. AMERICAN LETTERS – Kevin Keck (BFA/FP ’18)
  2. HOUNDS OF LOVE – Nolan Kresnak (BFA/FP ’18)
  3. VOXGIRL – David Bashford (MFA/FP ’18)
  4. THE MOON AND THE NIGHT – Erin Lau (MFA/FP ’18)
  5. MAN IN FOCUS – Gang “Garfield” Wang (MFA/FP ’18)
  6. THE SANDMAN – Natalia Hermida (BFA/FP ’18)

Chuck Workman – MOMENTS OF TRUTH

  • Dallas Video Festival
  • Denver Film Festival
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Amanda Renee Knox’s (MFA/FP ‘17) – NIGHT CALL

  • Has been selected to be a part of the Film School Shorts which will air on KQED and will be broadcast by PBS sometime next year.

Christina Farman’s (BFA/DA ‘18) – STUMPED


  • Best Short Documentary at the San Diego Children’s International Film Festival.

We have 6 films that were named Finalists in their respective categories for the Beaufort International Film Festival:

  1. MERAKI – Austin Piko (BFA/DA ’18) and Taylor Johnston (BFA/DA ’18) – Finalist for Animation
  2. HILLBILLY – Professor Sally Rubin – Finalist for Documentary (Feature)
  3. CARE & CURE – Dora Wu (MFA/DOCU ’18) – Finalist for Documentary (Short)
  4. AMERICAN LETTERS – Kevin Keck (BFA/FP ’18) – Finalist for Student Film
  5. ATHENA – Nick Walker (BFA/FP ’18) – Finalist for Student Film
  6. MCCARTHY – Adam McClaughry (BFA/FP ’18) – Finalist for Student Film


  • Beloit International Film Festival
  • Copa Shorts Film Festival


  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • Orlando Film Festival