Soul City follows up its Best Documentary win at its world festival premiere, with a second Best Short Doc win at the Harlem International Film Festival. What a way to kick off a festival run!
The film, directed by Gini Richards, Monica Berra and SheRea DelSol, tells the story story of a group idealists who attempt to build a multi-racial utopia in Klan Country, North Carolina during the 1970s.
Soul City heads to the Austin Film Festival on October 14th and 16th. It will also screen in Wichita on Saturday, October 15th at the Tallgrass International Film Festival and the Savannah Film Festival on Thursday, October 27 at the SCAD Museum of Art.
Trailblazer Studios of Raleigh, NC will offer two professional media workshops for our students on October 4th and 5th. The first workshop will take place on Tuesday, October 4 from 2:00-4:30 and will focus on media management, and project organization. The second workshop will be held from 10-12:30 on Wednesday, October 5th, and will focus on sound editing, sound mixing and sound gathering as well as advanced lighting.
Trailblazer Studios is an award-winning production, post, and sound facility specializing in developing original programming, commercial and video production, editing (offline and online), color correction, motion graphics, animation, original music, sound design and surround mixing.
Wow! What a summer it has been for Looking for Trouble. Congratulations Bryan Campbell (MFA ’16) and Caroline Cuny (MFA ’16) on your recent Student Academy Awards nomination and your Jury Prize at the San Antonio Film Festival!
We are delighted to share the news that Monica Berra (MFA ’16) has joined the staff of Firelight Media, the New York based production house co-founded by Stanley Nelson.
Firelight is known for producing powerful historical documentaries and strong community engagement campaigns. Its line-up of award-winning films includes The Murder of Emmett Till, Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, which was recently nominated for an Emmy in the Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking category.
Berra will serve as the Impact and Engagement Coordinator for Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a film Nelson is producing for PBS. It is a project Berra first became familiar with as an intern at Firelight last summer. We are ecstatic that Monica is joining such a creative and supportive filmmaking community.
Scott Schimmel will put his environmental science background and his filmmaking skills to use this summer in Alabama as a Southern Exposure Film Fellow.
The six-week summer fellowship provides a small group of undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to develop their own voices as environmental advocates through nonfiction storytelling. The fellows will produce films intended to raise public awareness about important issues facing Alabama’s environment.
Scott is the fourth DFP student to receive a fellowship since the program’s inception five years ago.