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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 »



No plans this weekend? Head to @aperturecinema's virtual theater to watch AT THE READY (@atthereadyfilm), the award-winning doc from director Masie Crow and producer Hillary Pierce (MFA ‘13) that premiered at Sundance earlier this year!⁣
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A/perture is one of 24 venues screening films on the 2021-2022 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers hosted by @southartsorg. All of the screenings are FREE to the public.⁣
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Learn more about the screenings at https://aperturecinema.com/sac-21-22-tour/ —> link in their bio.

No plans this weekend? Head to @aperturecinema's virtual theater to watch AT THE READY (@atthereadyfilm), the award-winning doc from director Masie Crow and producer Hillary Pierce (MFA ‘13) that premiered at Sundance earlier this year!⁣

A/perture is one of 24 venues screening films on the 2021-2022 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers hosted by @southartsorg. All of the screenings are FREE to the public.⁣

Learn more about the screenings at https://aperturecinema.com/sac-21-22-tour/ —> link in their bio.


Some good news for Ed Foster, MFA '20!⁣⁣
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His latest short film, RESCUES, is an Official Selection to Animalis Fabula Film Festival! 🎞️ 🌿⁣⁣
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Visit the Rescues Facebook page (@rescuesdocfilm) to watch the trailer and learn more about this important project. Congratulation, Ed! 🐾

Some good news for Ed Foster, MFA '20!⁣⁣
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His latest short film, RESCUES, is an Official Selection to Animalis Fabula Film Festival! 🎞️ 🌿⁣⁣
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Visit the Rescues Facebook page (@rescuesdocfilm) to watch the trailer and learn more about this important project. Congratulation, Ed! 🐾


REMINDER! 🎥 🎞️ @southerndocfund is still accepting applications for their 2021 grant!
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📆 You have just under one month to get your application in by the October 15 deadline.
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Learn more about applications and submission guidelines here → https://southerndocumentaryfund.us6.list-manage.com/track/click

REMINDER! 🎥 🎞️ @southerndocfund is still accepting applications for their 2021 grant!

📆 You have just under one month to get your application in by the October 15 deadline.

Learn more about applications and submission guidelines here → https://southerndocumentaryfund.us6.list-manage.com/track/click


OUT at the Movies is excitedly gearing up for their eight annual LGBTQIA+ festival at @UNCSA's Ace Theater Complex in #downtownWinstonSalem! 🎥 🏳️‍🌈⁣⁣⁣
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Their impressive lineup of 15 features and 16 shorts includes a number of documentaries, including:⁣
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🎞️ Argentinian film CANELA, about a 48 year old trans woman making the difficult decision of whether or not to have gender reassignment surgery.⁣
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🎞️ @workhorse_queen, which follows the life and career of Ed Popil, aka Mrs. Kasha Davis of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE.⁣
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🎞️ PARK VIEW, from director @tabballis, which illuminates the humanity of lesbian murder victim Talana Kreeger and the resilience of her community in Wilmington, NC.⁣
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And several more!⁣
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🎟️ Give them a follow at @OUTatthemovies, then head to outatthemovies.org to purchase individual movie tickets or a full festival pass.

OUT at the Movies is excitedly gearing up for their eight annual LGBTQIA+ festival at @UNCSA's Ace Theater Complex in #downtownWinstonSalem! 🎥 🏳️‍🌈⁣⁣⁣

Their impressive lineup of 15 features and 16 shorts includes a number of documentaries, including:⁣

🎞️ Argentinian film CANELA, about a 48 year old trans woman making the difficult decision of whether or not to have gender reassignment surgery.⁣

🎞️ @workhorse_queen, which follows the life and career of Ed Popil, aka Mrs. Kasha Davis of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE.⁣

🎞️ PARK VIEW, from director @tabballis, which illuminates the humanity of lesbian murder victim Talana Kreeger and the resilience of her community in Wilmington, NC.⁣

And several more!⁣

🎟️ Give them a follow at @OUTatthemovies, then head to outatthemovies.org to purchase individual movie tickets or a full festival pass.