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MFA in Documentary Film

The MFA in Documentary Film offers students an immersive and challenging hybrid 2-year terminal degree program with online and on-campus classes.  

Online coursework starts July 2022!

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MA in Sports Media & Storytelling

The MA in Sports Media & Storytelling offers students an intensive hybrid 1-year degree program with online and on-campus classes.

Online coursework starts July 2022!

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Fall 2021

Visiting Filmmakers & Instructors

Each semester, the Documentary Film Program brings in award-winning filmmakers to teach, mentor, and exhibit their work.

Learn more about our fall 2021 visitors: Visiting Instructor David Cassidy and Visiting Filmmaker Hemal Trivedi.

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Pierce's At the Ready Screens on Southern Circuit Tour

September 17, 2021

at the readyAt the Ready, a film produced by Hillary Pierce's (MFA ‘13) is one of ten films selected for the South Arts 2021-2022 Southern... Read More »


Proper Pronouns Selected for Southern Circuit!

August 29, 2021

proper pronounsCongratulations to the Proper Pronouns team headed by Meg Daniels (MFA '19) and Mannie Robinson (MFA '19) on its selection to be a part... Read More »


Sheridan Returns as Faculty Advisor to Poynter Journalism Program

July 21, 2021

Professor Chris Sheridan is returning as a Faculty Advisor for the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism fellowship program. The program... Read More »



You can now watch CHOICE OF WEAPONS: INSPIRED BY GORDON PARKS from DFP alum Monica Berra's (MFA '16) on @HBOmax! 🎥⁣
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For decades, trailblazing photographer Gordon Parks brought the human struggle of the Black community out of the shadows and onto the pages of LIFE magazine. This documentary explores Parks' enduring legacy through the lens of three contemporary photographers and spotlights his visionary work and its impact on the next generation of artists.

Those with an HBO account can find the film at play.hbomax.com.

You can now watch CHOICE OF WEAPONS: INSPIRED BY GORDON PARKS from DFP alum Monica Berra's (MFA '16) on @HBOmax! 🎥⁣

For decades, trailblazing photographer Gordon Parks brought the human struggle of the Black community out of the shadows and onto the pages of LIFE magazine. This documentary explores Parks' enduring legacy through the lens of three contemporary photographers and spotlights his visionary work and its impact on the next generation of artists.

Those with an HBO account can find the film at play.hbomax.com.


THIS FRIDAY! Catch @TheirsIsTheKingdom and @ProperPronounsFilm at Carrboro Film Festival. How cool to see two DFP alums (Professor Chris Zaluski and Meg Daniels, MFA '19, respectively) with films in the festival's promo reel. We wish them both the best of luck! 🎥 🎞️⁣
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THIS FRIDAY! Catch @TheirsIsTheKingdom and @ProperPronounsFilm at Carrboro Film Festival. How cool to see two DFP alums (Professor Chris Zaluski and Meg Daniels, MFA '19, respectively) with films in the festival's promo reel. We wish them both the best of luck! 🎥 🎞️⁣

#NCfilmfestival⁣
#documentaryfilm


Watch the newest award-winning documentary from @wfuniversity Professor Chris Zaluski, @TheirsIsTheKingdom, in @RiverRunFilm’s Rewind Virtual Theater! The film is available to stream now through November 29.
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From for RiverRun Program Manager Mary Dossinger —
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“Theirs is the Kingdom is a beautiful documentary that we know our audiences will enjoy, and we love the local bend that it has thanks to being from the talented Chris Zaluski. RiverRun has a long history with Wake Forest, and we are proud to again get to show this work from Chris.”

Visit https://www.goelevent.com/RiverRun/e/TheirsIstheKingdom to watch it online, and don't forget that you can stream two of Professor Zaluski’s other films, Wagonmasters and Shipping Home, at @stream_artarie.

Watch the newest award-winning documentary from @wfuniversity Professor Chris Zaluski, @TheirsIsTheKingdom, in @RiverRunFilm’s Rewind Virtual Theater! The film is available to stream now through November 29.

From for RiverRun Program Manager Mary Dossinger —

“Theirs is the Kingdom is a beautiful documentary that we know our audiences will enjoy, and we love the local bend that it has thanks to being from the talented Chris Zaluski. RiverRun has a long history with Wake Forest, and we are proud to again get to show this work from Chris.”

Visit https://www.goelevent.com/RiverRun/e/TheirsIstheKingdom to watch it online, and don't forget that you can stream two of Professor Zaluski’s other films, Wagonmasters and Shipping Home, at @stream_artarie.


SPOTTED! 👀  Miranda Tai at the New Orleans Film Festival representing the DFP in the South Pitch Competition with her film, BECOMING A LION. Tai's was one of only 7 documentaries selected to compete in the Student Narrative + Documentary category. Way to go, Miranda!⁣
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SPOTTED! 👀 Miranda Tai at the New Orleans Film Festival representing the DFP in the South Pitch Competition with her film, BECOMING A LION. Tai's was one of only 7 documentaries selected to compete in the Student Narrative + Documentary category. Way to go, Miranda!⁣

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