What a great week for our DFP students! We started off with the news that Sana Haq’s film The Other Army is a Student Emmy finalist. This marks the third year in a row that a DFP film has been nominated for a Student Emmy.
The RiverRun International Film Festival then announced that three films directed by our students will appear in their NC shorts category. Musickland, co-directed by Cameron Bargerstock and Jacob Rosdail, Songs of Hope, co-directed by Tetiana Karchenko and Safyah Usmani and The Doll Dilemma, directed by Jacob Rosdail, will screen at RiverRun on April 6 and 11.
The week concluded with the news that UnConditional, co-directed by Rhonda Chan Soo, Kelly McKenna and Hanna Teachey will have two screenings in April. The film is an official selection at the Crossroads Film Festival, April 3-6 and will screen on April 9 as part of he Family Matters event hosted by the University of Arizona’s Institute of LGBT Studies.
We are so proud of our students and their accomplishments.
The DFP is thrilled to congratulate Sana Attiq Haq (MFA ’13) on her Student Emmy nomination. Haq’s film The Other Army has been selected for recognition in the documentary category by the Television Academy Foundation College Television Awards, also known as the “Student Emmy.”
Haq produced The Other Army as her 3rd year MFA project. The personal essay film follows Haq as she returns home to Pakistan to explore the sacrifices ordinary Pakistanis have made in the fight against terrorism.
Haq will travel to Los Angeles on April 23rd to to attend The 35th College Television Awards Gala where she will find out if the film wins first, second or third place.
This marks the third year in a row that a DFP film has been nominated for a student Emmy.
Make plans to attend the screening of Jacob Carah’s thesis film The Daily. The film explores how changes in the journalism industry are impacting the staff of the Winston-Salem Journal. While the film deals with the hard truths facing those in the industry, it is also a celebration of daily news; sometimes sad, at times surprising, always real.
We will see you at The Garage, 110 W. 7th Street, on Thursday, February 20th. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the screening starts at 8 p.m.
Best wishes to Peter Carolla (MFA ’13) as he starts his new position as Media Production Specialist at Davidson College. Peter will be assisting Davidson students and faculty with their visual storytelling needs in and out of the classroom. He will also collaborate with faculty and administrators on the design of a curriculum for digital storytelling.
Please join us for a screening of Artists of the Holocaust: A Collection of Short Films on February 12 at 4:00 pm at MainStage Theatre in the Scales Fine Arts Center.
In collaboration with Yad Vashem Museum in Israel, DFP students and Wake Forest undergraduates produced short films on select artists of the Holocaust. These films tell the stories of men and women who created art under the most extraordinary and horrific circumstances, including those who were partisans and fought against the Nazis and others who were prisoners in concentration and slave-labor camps.
The screening is sponsored by The Humanities Institute at Wake Forest, The Documentary Film Program and IPLACe. Continue reading