DFP faculty Mary Dalton and Cindy Hill will present a "Sneak Preview" of their new film Living in the Overlap at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Elliott University Center Auditorium on June 1.
Living in the Overlap tells the story of Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin who have been together for over 45 years and hope to get legally married in the state of North Carolina before their 50th anniversary. The film examines their relationship and their role in fighting Amendment One, a measure defining marriage between one man and one woman as the only domestic legal union recognized by the state.
The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 6:30 p.m. A Q & A with Lennie and Pearl will follow the film. The screening is sponsored by The Graduate School at UNCG, and complimentary parking will be available at the Walker Avenue Parking Deck.
Wagonmasters Brings Home Emmy Honor
MFA students Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski recently traveled to Los Angeles to attend the 34th Annual College Television Awards. The pair came home with a 2nd place win in the Documentary Division for their film Wagonmasters. The award, also known as a "Student Emmy" was presented by the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation.
DFP Student Lands UFVA Carole Fielding Grant
Sana Attiq Haq has been award a $3,600 UFVA Carole Fielding Student Grant for The Other Army. A personal essay film, The Other Army, seeks to understand the issues faced by Pakistan in its struggle against terrorism. Haq says the film serves as a tribute to the people who have sacrificed their lives in counter-terrorism efforts and provides a glimpse into the lives of those they have left behind.
Peter Carolla Named UFVA Fellow
Peter Carolla is the recipient of a University Film and Video Association Graduate Student Conference Fellowship. The fellowship provides a select group of students with financial support to attend the annual UFVA conference and the opportunity to participate in a Fellows Program that offers professional development opportunities and helps graduate students position themselves for the academic job market.
Order The Last Flight of Petr Ginz
The Last Flight of Petr Ginz is now available through First Run Features.
Order your copy through First Run and check out the dvd extras produced, shot and edited by DFP students.
Andrew Austin Wins RiverRun PitchFest
Andrew Austin, with his Power Glove in hand, delivered an entertaining and informative pitch to capture top honors in RiverRun's 2nd Annual Pitchfest. Austin pitched The Power of Glove, a film that chronicles the colorful history and legacy of the first video game controller that allowed players to control Nintendo games with 3D hand gestures, to a panel of industry professionals. Austin received $500 in prize money to be used toward the production of the film he is co-directing with Paula Kosowski and Adam Ward
The PitchFest competition featured film students from the DFP, Elon, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
DFP Students Launch Production House
When Wake Forest departments and organizations repeatedly requested the storytelling skills of DFP filmmakers, a group of entrepreneurial minded students decided to make the most of this opportunity. Chris Zaluski, Sam Smartt and Kim Dryden developed a business plan, secured a location in scenic Reynolda Village and launched Wrought Iron Productions a video production house managed and staffed by DFP students.
WIP is dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality storytelling and video production services to the Wake Forest community while offering graduate students entrepreneurial and professional work experience to supplement their academic training and help offset their tuition expenses.
DFP Offers Concentration in Entrepreneurship Education in the Creative Arts
Filmmakers must know how to maximize limited resources, sell their ideas to funders and ultimately convince an audience to join them on a storytelling journey. In short, they have to be entrepreneurs. The DFP wants to ensure that its students can combine these creative entrepreneurial skills with the business acumen needed to support a sustainable career in the arts.
Its all about how to build ideas around the art, build companies around the art that you are creating to provide a long-term income so you can continue to do your art. -Pat Dickson, DFP Affiliate Faculty and President of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurs
Workshops and courses offered provide our students with the knowledge and skills to assess an opportunity, conduct a competitive analysis, and develop a business model for a creative arts business.
About the DFP
Wake Forest's Documentary Film Program provides an inspiring and challenging environment for aspiring filmmakers who want to learn how to craft powerful documentaries.
Offering students an MA or MFA in documentary production, the Documentary Film Program is led by faculty with a proven track record of providing students with the critical and technical skills needed to shape their creative visions into compelling, award-winning and socially significant documentary films.