Haq Earns Student Emmy Nomination

The Other ArmyThe 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.

Carolla Lands Position at Davidson

PeterCBest 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.

Sundance Honors Hoop Dreams

peterDFP 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.

Cabin Creek Producer Visits DFP

DC1Award-winning Cabin Creek producer, and former student of the DFP faculty, David Cassidy will visit the DFP on October 21- 22.  Cassidy has produced documentary series and features with Barbara Kopple and Cabin Creek Films for over ten years. He most recently produced Running from Crazy which premiered at Sundance 2013. The film follows Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, as she strives for a greater understanding of her family history of suicide and mental illness.  Continue reading

Hodson Heads to Pitch Perfect

NOLAParticipating in pitch competitions against your peers is a great way to test your pitching skills and get feedback on your ideas.  DFP student Diane Hodson will get the opportunity do just that in the Pitch Perfect competition at the 24th annual New Orleans Film Festival on October 12th.  Pitch Perfect provides film students from a number of universities the opportunity to practice the art of pitching to a panel of film industry professionals.  Diane will pitch her thesis film, co-directed by Jasmine Luoma, on map-maker Denis Wood, author of Everything Sings and The Power of Maps.