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.
If you are a fan of short films be sure to check out the The 8th Annual Carrboro Film Festival on November 23-24. The all-shorts festival will feature over 50 films from North Carolina and beyond. MFA student Jacob Rosdail’s film The Doll Dilemma, which explores a daughter’s struggle to handle the extensive doll collection left behind by her late mother, will screen on November 23 at 12:45 p.m. at The ArtsCenter. You can also catch The Possum Drop, directed by MFA student Mindy Keeley, on November 24 at 2:30 p.m. at The Century Center.
The festival will also present the winner of the Our State Magazine documentary contest. Chris Zaluski, DFP alum and faculty advisor of WIP, is one of five contest finalists. His short, The Duke of Roguemont, provides a glimpse into how a North Carolina resident is expressing his love for the Dukes of Hazzard television show. The winner will be announced November 23 at 4 p.m. at the Century Center.