Student Awards and Honors

2018
Gimme a Faith, Hao Zhang

  • Official Selection, Documentary Features, New Orleans Film Festival

2017
Caviar Dreams, Liv Dubendorf, Brian Gersten and Wei Ying

  • Official Selection at Doc Edge,San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, Devour: The Food Film Festival, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Food & Farm Film Festival, Tijuana Film & Food Festival, Footcandle Film Festival, DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Real to Reel International Film Festival, Drunken Film Festival, Food Film Festival Bergamo, Longleaf Film Festival, International Wildlife Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival

Driven Blind, Geoff Groberg and Scott Schimmel

  • Broadcast as part of the IDA-nominated Reel South series, a collaborative program effort of UNC-TV, SCETV and the Southern Documentary Fund.
  • Broadcast on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
  • Best student doc at the 2018 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival.
  • Audience Award Red Rock Film Festival.

My Garden, No Longer, Scott Schimmel

  • Official Selection, American Pavillion, Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, Cannes
  • Broadcast on Television Blong Vanuatu
  • Official Selection at Guam International Film Festival, Kuala Lumpur Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Green Screen–The Environmental Film Festival, Commonwealth Stories on Screen

2016
Looking for Trouble, Bryan Campbell and Caroline Cuny

  • Finalist, Student Academy Award
  • Jury Prize, Best Short Documentary, San Antonio Film Festival
  • Remi Award Winner, World-Fest Houston
  • Official Selection, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Soul City,  Monica Berra, SheRae DelSol and Gini Richards

  • Official Selection, DOC NYC
  • Broadcast as part of the IDA-nominated Reel South series, a collaborative program effort of UNC-TV, SCETV and the Southern Documentary Fund.
  • Best Short Doc, Harlem International Film Festival
  • Best Documentary, Official Latino Short Film Festival
  • Winner, Reel Sisters/CentricTV Best Short Documentary, Reel Sisters of Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series
  • Excellence in Filmmaking Award, Carrboro Film Festival

Hollerin Contest at Spivey’s Corner, Brian Gersten and Liv Dubendorf

  • Best Student Doc, Real to Reel
  • Best Documentary, Drunken Film Festival, Bradford, England
  • Official Selection, Indie Grits Film Festival
  • Official Selection, Sidewalk Film Festival

2015
Unmappable, Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma

  • Official Selection, SXSW, a top-tier U.S. film festival,
  • Grand Jury Award, Best Documentary Short, Florida Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Short, Victoria, Texas Film Festival,
  • Young Grit Award, Indie Grits Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Short Oak Cliff Film Festival
  • San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, June 2015 DokuFest Film Festival, Kosovo, August

2014
The Other Army, Sana Attiq Haq

  • 2nd Place, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences College Television Awards/Student Emmy

2013
The One Who Builds, Peter Carolla, Nick Gooler,  and Hillary Pierce

  • Best US/International Doc Short, Kansas City FilmFest

Wagonmasters, Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski

  • 2nd Place, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences College Television Awards/Student Emmy
  • Best of Festival, Student Documentary, Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts
  • Best Documentary, Carolina Film and Video Festival

2012
Come on Down and Pick Me Up, Nick Corrao and Jon Bougher

  • Best Student Doc, George Lindsey UNA Film Festival
  • Best Short Doc, Indie Memphis Film Festival

Civil Indigent, Nick Corrao, Peter Salomone, David Hafter

  • 2nd Place, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences College Television Awards/Student Emmy
  • Finalist, Student Academy Awards Competition
  • Best Young Filmmaker, Gasparilla International Film Festival
  • Golden Eagle Award, CINE Student Competition

My Brother, My Sister, Jameil Hamilton and John Varley

  • Best Documentary, Daytona Beach Film Festival