Find Your Filmmaking Home
With an established track record of success in documentary film production and education, the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University offers you two graduate degree options:
Two-year Masters in Fine Arts in Documentary Film
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
Our 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.
- DFP Professor of Practice Peter Gilbert Leads RiverRun Panel DiscussionThe Documentary Film Program is proud to be part of the RiverRun International Film Festival (April 13-22) as it marks its 25th anniversary! We are […]
- Rogers Represents DFP at RiverRun PitchFestCome out and support 2nd year MFA student Taylor Rogers as she pitches her thesis film, Types, in the RiverRun International Film Festival’s PitchFest competition. PitchFest […]
- MFA Thesis Film at RiverRun Film Festival!We are thrilled that the RiverRun International Film Festival will feature Brandon Gaesser’s (MFA ’21) thesis film, Chicken Soup for the Soil. The film follows the […]
- DFP Hosts Artsist in Residence Safyah UsmaniWe are very excited to welcome back Safyah Usmani (MFA ’15) as an artist-in-residence from March 20-24. Usmani is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker whose documentaries and […]
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