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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 2021!

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MA in Sports Media & Storytelling

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DFP Alum Hillary Pierce (MFA '13) Participates in Producing Panel at Sundance

January 29, 2021

Sundance panelAustin Film Society, one of the Satellite Screens for this year's Sundance Film Festival is hosting an online panel discussion featuring... Read More »


Alum Debuts Film at Sundance!

December 15, 2020

SundanceCongratulations to Hillary Pierce (MFA ‘13) on the premiere of her latest project, At The Ready, in the Documentary Feature...
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Alum Debuts Film in DOC NYC's Short List: Shorts!

December 8, 2020

UsmaniWe are thrilled to share the news that A Life Too Short, directed by Safyah Zafar Usmani (MFA '15) and co-directed by Saad Zuberi,...

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The River Run lineup is in, and we're beyond thrilled to have THREE former students' films screening at the festival!⁣
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Keep an eye out for Meg Daniels' (MFA '19) @ProperPronounsFilm, Chris Brannan's (one of our UF grads) @FindingTylerFilm, and  Professor Chris Zaluski's (MFA '13) @TheirsIsTheKingdom.⁣
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🎥 🌎 River Run International Film Festival 2021 will feature 134 films from 24 countries over 11 days, Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 16, at 6 venues throughout Winston-Salem and 1 in Greensboro⁣
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Get your tickets now at @riverrunfilm → Link In Bio 💙💚

The River Run lineup is in, and we're beyond thrilled to have THREE former students' films screening at the festival!⁣

Keep an eye out for Meg Daniels' (MFA '19) @ProperPronounsFilm, Chris Brannan's (one of our UF grads) @FindingTylerFilm, and Professor Chris Zaluski's (MFA '13) @TheirsIsTheKingdom.⁣

🎥 🌎 River Run International Film Festival 2021 will feature 134 films from 24 countries over 11 days, Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 16, at 6 venues throughout Winston-Salem and 1 in Greensboro⁣

Get your tickets now at @riverrunfilm → Link In Bio 💙💚


Only one week left to apply to the #DocFilmProgram and #WFU! You have questions... we have answers.⁣
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Check out a few FAQs below. 👇⁣
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🎥 DO I NEED TO PROVIDE MY OWN EQUIPMENT?⁣⁣⁣⁣
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🎞 While it is advisable that you bring an up-to-date laptop into the program, we provide state-of-the-art video equipment and editing facilities, and software, as well as access to studio space.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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🎥 DO I HAVE TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION TO APPLY TO THE PROGRAM?⁣⁣⁣⁣
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🎞 No, you do not. While some previous experience in media production is certainly helpful, we are primarily interested in students who bring a variety of experiences and a passion for storytelling to the program. Thus, our students have come from backgrounds as varied as field biology, history, sociology, and environmental science…and many have never touched a camera or used an editing program.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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🎥 WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN THE STATEMENT OF INTEREST?⁣⁣⁣⁣
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🎞 We are looking for you to provide deeper insight into your academic and professional background, what draws you to visual storytelling, what you hope to learn in the program, and what your filmmaking goals are. In short, tell us your story and tell us about the stories you hope to tell as a filmmaker.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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The deadline to apply for our 2021 summer semester is next Thursday, April 15.

Learn more and submit your application here 👉 https://documentary.wfu.edu

Only one week left to apply to the #DocFilmProgram and #WFU! You have questions… we have answers.⁣

Check out a few FAQs below. 👇⁣
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🎥 DO I NEED TO PROVIDE MY OWN EQUIPMENT?⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣
🎞 While it is advisable that you bring an up-to-date laptop into the program, we provide state-of-the-art video equipment and editing facilities, and software, as well as access to studio space.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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🎥 DO I HAVE TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION TO APPLY TO THE PROGRAM?⁣⁣⁣⁣
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🎞 No, you do not. While some previous experience in media production is certainly helpful, we are primarily interested in students who bring a variety of experiences and a passion for storytelling to the program. Thus, our students have come from backgrounds as varied as field biology, history, sociology, and environmental science…and many have never touched a camera or used an editing program.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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🎥 WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN THE STATEMENT OF INTEREST?⁣⁣⁣⁣
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🎞 We are looking for you to provide deeper insight into your academic and professional background, what draws you to visual storytelling, what you hope to learn in the program, and what your filmmaking goals are. In short, tell us your story and tell us about the stories you hope to tell as a filmmaker.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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The deadline to apply for our 2021 summer semester is next Thursday, April 15.

Learn more and submit your application here 👉 https://documentary.wfu.edu


Repost from our friends at @workingfilms 🎥 —⁣
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Are you a Black filmmaker with a social issue #documentary in progress? Apply for the 2021 Cucalorus Works-in-Progress Lab! Working Films staff, award winning filmmakers, and the Cucalorus team will facilitate a retreat alongside community and festival screenings where you’ll get feedback on your cut and support to plan your impact strategy. Click the linktree in our bio (@workingfilms) to Learn more and apply by May 1st!⁣
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#worksinprogress #wip #watchmewip #blackfilmmakers #supportblackfilm

Repost from our friends at @workingfilms 🎥 —⁣

Are you a Black filmmaker with a social issue #documentary in progress? Apply for the 2021 Cucalorus Works-in-Progress Lab! Working Films staff, award winning filmmakers, and the Cucalorus team will facilitate a retreat alongside community and festival screenings where you’ll get feedback on your cut and support to plan your impact strategy. Click the linktree in our bio (@workingfilms) to Learn more and apply by May 1st!⁣

#worksinprogress #wip #watchmewip #blackfilmmakers #supportblackfilm


Have you watched former student Jackie Olive's newest project yet? 🎥⁣
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From @PBS —⁣
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"A co-production between @frontlinepbs, @firelight_media and @worldchannel, Death Is Our Business examines in intimate and moving detail how Black funeral homes in New Orleans have had to adapt to the devastating impact of COVID-19 in their community. While revealing the racial disparities of the virus’ toll, award-winning filmmaker Jacqueline Olive shines a light on how the coronavirus has rocked the Black community’s cherished cultural practices in a city that is no stranger to loss and grief."⁣
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Stream it here →
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/death-is-our-business/

Have you watched former student Jackie Olive's newest project yet? 🎥⁣

From @PBS —⁣

"A co-production between @frontlinepbs, @firelight_media and @worldchannel, Death Is Our Business examines in intimate and moving detail how Black funeral homes in New Orleans have had to adapt to the devastating impact of COVID-19 in their community. While revealing the racial disparities of the virus’ toll, award-winning filmmaker Jacqueline Olive shines a light on how the coronavirus has rocked the Black community’s cherished cultural practices in a city that is no stranger to loss and grief."⁣

Stream it here →
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/death-is-our-business/


This is no joke... It's April 1 and deadlines are quickly approaching! ⏳⁣
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If you've been dreaming of a career in documentary film, consider applying to the Wake Forest Documentary Film School. 🎥 🎓⁣
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Our MFA program equips students with the skill set needed to produce professional-quality films and provides respect for the traditions of the craft, an understanding of the economic aspects of the industry, and the intellectual discipline required to translate a creative vision into film.⁣
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While this it's certainly a skill-intensive curriculum, it is also a plan of study that emphasizes the social awareness elements that lie at the heart of the documentary tradition. ♥️ Our faculty and staff believe it is imperative to impart to students the power and responsibility documentary filmmakers have in a world increasingly dependent on the moving image as a way to educate, inform, and effect change.⁣
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Interested? APPLY NOW at the LINK IN BIO. #WFUdocfilm

https://documentary.wfu.edu/applying-to-the-dfp/

This is no joke… It's April 1 and deadlines are quickly approaching! ⏳⁣

If you've been dreaming of a career in documentary film, consider applying to the Wake Forest Documentary Film School. 🎥 🎓⁣

Our MFA program equips students with the skill set needed to produce professional-quality films and provides respect for the traditions of the craft, an understanding of the economic aspects of the industry, and the intellectual discipline required to translate a creative vision into film.⁣

While this it's certainly a skill-intensive curriculum, it is also a plan of study that emphasizes the social awareness elements that lie at the heart of the documentary tradition. ♥️ Our faculty and staff believe it is imperative to impart to students the power and responsibility documentary filmmakers have in a world increasingly dependent on the moving image as a way to educate, inform, and effect change.⁣

Interested? APPLY NOW at the LINK IN BIO. #WFUdocfilm

https://documentary.wfu.edu/applying-to-the-dfp/



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Learn more about the DFP

Check out our recent feature article in the International Documentary Association’s Documentary magazine.

Listen to the informative, and entertaining, Deacs & Docs podcast, hosted by students Trey Kalny and Thomas Espy.

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