Here is the latest update from our current students and alumni on the festival and awards circuit. Remember if you would like to see your updates featured in our next post, please be sure to e-mail with your news!

Natalia Hermida (BFA/FP ’18) – THE SANDMAN

  • Sonoma International Film Festival.

Christina Farman (BFA/DA ’18) – STUMPED

  • Sonoma International Film Festival.

Brian Robau (MFA/FP ‘ 17) – ESTA ES TU CUBA

Grant Moore (MFA/FP ’17) – PICKLE

Bonnie Bering (’18) – THE MOTH AND THE LIGHT

  • Crested Butte Film Festival
  • San Francisco Independent Film Festival
  • WorldFest – Houston International Film & Video Competition.

Hadley Hillel (BFA/FP ’18) – BABY I’M YOURS

Henry Nelson Tracey (BFA/FP ’15) was an associate producer and an assistant editor on the film SKI BUM: THE WARREN MILLER STORY which premiered at Slamdance. It also won the Audience Award for Breakout Feature at Slamdance.

Elizabeth Hughes (’03) was a producer on the documentary series LORENA which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.


  • KIDS FIRST Film Festival
  • Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival
  • Chinese American Film Festival
  • Festigious International Film Festival where it also won for best editing, best young actor, and Liang received an honorable mention for directing
  • North America Chinese Directors Short Film Tour which screened in LA and a couple of other cities in the US and Beijing
  • 2018 HUA International Short Film Festival in China. It was 1 of 20 selected from 2,000 submissions
  • Golden State Film Festival


  • Cinequest
  • Maoriland Film Festival


  • Miami Independent Film Festival
  • New York City International Film Festival
  • Los Angeles CineFest (Semi-Finalist)

Alex Greenlee’s (BFA/FP ‘20) DEAD WALL:

  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival where it won Best Horror Short and Best Student Director
  • New York’s Big Apple Horror Festival where it was 1 of 8 films to screen
  • ZED Film Festival where it received Outstanding Acting Performance and Outstanding Special Effects
  • Horror Hound Festival – Largest horror convention in the world. The film will also be featured in their magazine.

Ben Yates (MFA/DOCU ’20) – Sikhlens documentary 1 IN 100,000 is an official selection at the 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Ben’s other film YOURS FOR THE REVOLUTION is an official selection at the 2019 American Documentary Film Festival.

Amanda Knox (MFA/FP ’17) has been invited to be on the 2019 jury of the Oscar Qualifying Bermuda International Film Festival. NIGHT CALL won the festival last year and qualified it to be considered for a 2019 Live Action Short Academy Award. Acclaimed producer, Christine Vachon sat on the 2018 jury.

Paul Rivet (MFA/FP ’19) – SNOWBALL

  • Phoenix Film Festival

Hannah Warling (‘18) – DIRT

  • HollyWeb Festival.

Yelena Krivosheyeva (MFA/FP ‘18) – BEFORE THE THUNDER

  • Pasadena Film Festival.

Darryl Wharton-Rigby’s (MFA/FP ’10) STAY is an official selection at the Pan-African Film Festival. There are several Dodge alum on the project including Yukako Shimada (editor), Yu-Ting Su (sound designer), Sean Fitzgerald (sound design), Andres de la Torre (mixer), and the final 5.1 mix was done at Dodge. STAY has won a few awards on the festival circuit and it is being distributed by Summer Hill Films.