Tisch Grad Film Students Win 3 DGA Student Film Awards, Honoring Minority and Women Filmmakers
Three NYU Tisch students were among eight selected across the eastern region for 2014 DGA Student Film awards by the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the DGA announced this week. The awards, which were created to encourage outstanding minority and women film students, will be officially presented at a reception and screening on Thursday, December 11 at the DGA New York Theater.
Yulin Liu (MFA, ’15) won in the Women’s category, eastern region, for Door God, a short narrative film about a girl in China awaiting the return of her mother. Kiara C. Jones (MFA, ’14) won the DGA Jury Award in the African American Category, eastern region, for Christmas Wedding Baby, a feature film about a woman whose first love is hired as her wedding photographer. Christopher Loanzon (MFA, ’14) of the NYU Tisch Asia campus, won in the Asian American Category, eastern region, for For Ophelia, a short narrative film set in the Philippines about a boy who struggles with his mother’s obsession with dressing her sons as girls.
“When an organization like the Directors Guild of America recognizes the work of our students and recent alumni, it speaks first to the amazing talent of the women and men in our program,” Barbara Schock, chair, Graduate Film, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, said. “It also is an acknowledgement from respected filmmakers that our graduate education is relevant in today’s market.”
The DGA Student Film Awards were established in 1994, with previous winners including Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Patricia Riggen (The 33; Lemonade Mouth; Under the Same Moon), and Tisch alum Nicole Kassell (The Following, The Killing; The Americans; The Closer). For the awards, the Directors Guild considers drama, comedy and documentary films made in the previous school year (September 2013-August 2014) and produced as a student project under faculty supervision. Applicants must be enrolled in, or be a recent (one-year) graduate from, an accredited, DGA-selected university offering a degree in film or television. Only films in which the student has held every major crew position are eligible.
“The DGA is proud to highlight the achievements of these exciting student filmmakers from around the country,” said DGA President Paris Barclay. “We hope that by calling attention to these remarkable young directors, we can further illustrate that vision, talent, and ability shine brightly without regard to gender or ethnicity. Congratulations to all the recipients of the 20th Annual DGA Student Film Awards.”New York University’s Graduate Film Program at Tisch School of the Arts is an intensive three-year conservatory that trains students in the art of cinematic storytelling. Visit here for more information.
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