Our students, as well as our faculty and staff, continue to get selected for some of the best festivals around the world. They have also been winnings some amazing prizes! Here is the latest from the festival circuit:


  • Won Best Student Film award at the Oxford Film Festival.

Alex Greenlee (BFA/FP ‘20) – DEAD WALL

  • Official Selection at the Russian International Horror Film Awards Festival.

Nicole Zakheim’s (FP ‘16) – FULL MOON

  • Official Selection at the Pasadena International Film Festival.
  • The Film was produced by Danny Pugh (BFA/FP ‘10) and Melanie Alexander (BFA/TP ‘10).

Priscilla Gonzalez – ROOM 104

Caroline Metz (BFA/FP ‘18) – DEVIL’S BLOOM

  • Official Selection at the International Film & Music Festival

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

  • Screened at the Miami Film Festival earlier this month and took home the HBO Ibero-American Short Film Award which had a cash prize of $5,000 attached to it!
  • The film is also an Official Selection at several festivals:
    • RiverRun International Film Festival
    • Phoenix Film Festival
    • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival


A scene from Brian Robau’s ESTA ES TU CUBA.


Hannah Warling (FP ‘18) – DIRT

  • Official Selection at the Pasadena International Film Festival.

Emily Tapanes (BFA/FP ’19), Kylie Miller (BFA/NWD ’19), and Brynne McKee (BFA/NWD ‘20) – SHE IS STRONG, Sikhlens Documentary

  • Official Selection at the NoHo Cinefest.

David Bashford (MFA/FP ‘18) – VOXGIRL

  • Official Selection at the Gasparilla Film Festival

Michael Stevantoni (BFA/FP ‘18) – DESERT SHORES

Nikhail Asnani (MFA/FP ‘20) – SOMETHING ROUND

  • Official Selection at the following festivals:
    • Bright Rocks Film Festival
    • Columbus International Film and Video Festival
    • qFLIX Philadelphia 2019

Chuck Workman – MOMENTS OF TRUTH

  • Official Selection at both the RiverRun International Film Festival and the DocLands Documentary Film Festival