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DFP Hosts Artsist in Residence Safyah Usmani

We 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 multimedia work foster discourse on the rights of marginalized individuals. She also explores the concept of identity – how it […]

LaCalle Earns Best Documentary Short Award!

We are thrilled to share that Will LaCalle’s (MFA ’21) film festival debut led to his first Best Documentary Shorts win at the Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival!  LaCalle’s MFA thesis film, Andrew After Angola, was praised by the judges as a “powerful presentation of […]

Festival Debut for MFA Thesis Film Andrew after Angola

Congratulations to Will LaCalle (MFA ’21) on the festival launch of his thesis film, Andrew After Angola! The film premieres this week at Cinema on The Bayou Film Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana. Next stop is the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February. Big Sky […]

DOC NYC Screens MFA Alum Film

Congratulations to Wake Forest Documentary Film Program alum John Gallen (MFA ’17) on the New York City premiere of his short film, Iron Sharpens Iron, at DOC NYC!  America’s largest, and one of its most influential documentary film festivals, DOC NYC is an Academy-qualifying festival […]