Find Your Filmmaking Home
With an established track record of success in documentary film production and education, the DFP offers you two graduate degree options:
We are currently accepting applications for your 2023 start!
A Home to Documentary Film Experts
The Documentary Film Program (DFP) is not only the home to full-time faculty members with decades of industry experience! The DFP is proud to have accomplished visiting filmmakers every semester that offer students education in the latest industry knowledge and trends. Learn more about current and past program visitors.
A Home to Award-Winning Student Work
These graduate programs in documentary film are hands-on experiences where students learn the technical aspects of filmmaking and storytelling as they craft short films as part of the curriculum. These thesis films have consistently achieved success in film festivals and within the industry. To see the variety of films that have been made at the DFP, please read more here.
- Alum Screening of LuminousAlum visits and screenings are always a highlight of the semester! We are looking forward to DFP alum and Calvin University Assistant Professor of Film and […]
- Rieff lands Firelight InternshipWe are delighted to announce that 2nd year MFA student Allison Rieff will be working as a production intern with Firelight Films & Media this […]
- Festival Wins for GaesserCongratulations to Brandon Gaesser (MFA ’21) on his recent festival wins! Gaesser’s thesis film Chicken Soup for the Soil won Best Short Ag Documentary at the Ag and […]
- Berra and Cassidy Earn Emmy Nominations!We love it when we see familiar names in the list of Emmy nominees! Congratulations to David Cassidy, Cabin Creek Films Senior Producer and DFP […]
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