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
Check out this Q & A with Professor of Practice Peter Gilbert about the impact of Hoop Dreams and the art of visual storytelling.
The Possum Drop, directed by Mindy Keeley, will make its international debut at the JOZI Film Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. The third annual film festival will take place on February 21-23.
DFP Professor of Practice Peter Gilbert will be honored at the 2014 Sundance FIlm Festival as part of its commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Hoop Dreams. The newly restored film will screen in the From the Collection program, 20 years after making its world premiere at the 1994 Festival.
“Hoop Dreams completely changed the way we experience documentary films and the stories they tell. And that profound impact is still being felt 20 years later,” said John Nein, Senior Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival.
Gilbert will join fellow filmmakers Steve James and Frederick Marx and subject Arthur Agee in a Q&A session following the January 20 screening.
We are thrilled for Peter and so proud to have him as part of our DFP team.
Sana Haq (MFA ’13) has been recognized as a promising new talent by the Directors Guild of America. Haq is the recipient of the DGA’s Jury Award for Best Asian-American Student Filmmaker in the East Region. Haq is the director of The Other Army, a film that explores Pakistan’s role in the war against terror and the affect it has had on Pakistanis. She also co-directed Wicked Silence, an examination of North Carolina’s forced sterilizations program through the eyes of the people who were victimized by it, with Jess Pic (MFA ’13).
The DGA established the Student Film Awards for African American, Asian American, Latino and Women Directors to offer recognition, encouragement and scholarship to outstanding minority and women students. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the Directors Guild of America Theater in New York.
Please join us for a screening of The Other Army, directed by 2013 MFA alum Sana Haq, on Monday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. at deTamble Auditorium in Tribble Hall. Over 5,000 members of the Pakistani army have died in combat and 40,000 civilians have died as a consequence of terrorism and the war against it since 2001. Yet this narrative seems to be altogether missing from our global collective consciousness. The Other Army explores Pakistan’s role in the war against terror and the affect it has had on Pakistanis, by sharing an account of their losses and their courage in fighting terrorism. The screening, hosted by the Department of Politics and International Affairs, will be followed by a Q&A and light refreshments.