Film festivals are continuing to make the transition to online screenings and events, with a handful of festivals hopeful that a hybrid event of in person and online screenings might be possible in the fall. Despite all of this, our students are still submitting their completed projects for consideration and taking advantage of what a virtual festival has to offer!  Here are the latest updates:

Shelby Thompson (BFA/NWD ‘19) – RELENTLESS


  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards – Semi-Finalist
  • First Time Filmmaker Sessions
  • Independent Shorts Awards – Best Student Short

Bryan Taira (BFA/FP ’20) & Mariah Hall (BFA/FP ’20) – OUT OF STOCK

Luke Snedecor (BFA/DA ’19) & Sarah Heinz (BFA/DA ’19) – PREHEATED

  • Korterraza 2020

Rachel Wilke (BFA/FP ’19) – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

  • Indie Short Fest – June 2020
    • Best Women Short awarded to The Most Beautiful.
    • Special Mention – Award of Excellence awarded to The Most Beautiful.
    • Cinematography – Outstanding Achievement awarded to Sofia Alvarez
    • Actress – Outstanding Achievement awarded to Madeline Blomdahl
    • Student Director (Female) – Outstanding Achievement awarded to Rachel Irene Wilke

Fine Cut 2020 Semi-Finalists:

  • GHAZAAL – Ragini Bhasin (MFA/FP ’19)
  • HEY NEIGHBOR – Jessica Stossel (BFA/FP ’21)
  • OUT OF STOCK – Bryan Taira (BFA/FP ’20) & Mariah Hall (BFA/FP ’20)

Nikhail Asnani (MFA/S ’19) – FLU

  • Brighton Rocks Film Festival

Matthew Suppes (MFA/FP ’19) – A LONELY DEATH

  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
  • DC Shorts International Film Festival
  • Breckenridge Film Festival

Rishabh Thakkar (MFA/DOCU ’20) – BIRDS WITHOUT WINGS

  • Chain NYC Film Festival
  • Flickfair
  • Lift-Off Global Network

Kalee DeHamer (BFA/AVE ’20) – LAPIS DE LUMINE

  • San Diego International Kids Film Festival

Tessa Germaine (BFA/FP ’20) – ROSIE

  • South Dakota Film Festival

Cameron Thuman (BFA/FP ’20) – IRON HEAD

Celine Francois (BFA/BJAD ‘20) – A LITTLE PATCH OF EARTH


Wyatt Hall (BFA/FP ’20) & Kaz Fantone (BFA/AVE ’20) – NEARSIDERS

  • International Sound & Film Music Festival

Remember, if you would like to see your name in next months Film Festival Corner Update make sure you keep us updated on your project! You can send any and all updates to