About the Program
Peter Gilbert, Cindy Hill, Mary Dalton, Sandy Dickson and Cara Pilson
The Documentary Film Program brings together the storytelling passion and experience of three former members of the nationally acclaimed Documentary Institute at the University of Florida, award-winning filmmaker and Wake Forest faculty member Mary Dalton and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Peter Gilbert.
Sandy Dickson, Cindy Hill and Cara Pilson, co-founders of the Documentary Institute, named one of Independent Magazine's Top Ten Academic Documentary Programs, joined Dalton in launching the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest in 2010. Peter Gilbert joined the team as a full-time faculty member in 2012.
Offering students the option of an MA or MFA in documentary production, the Documentary Film Program continues a tradition of producing award-winning and socially significant student documentary films. At the DFP you will have the opportunity to learn from a faculty that has led its students to two consecutive Emmy wins and multiple film festival honors, and has helped its graduates land positions at National Geographic, PBS and prestigious documentary production houses such as Cabin Creek Films and Big Mouth Productions.