Student Awards and Accomplishments
From the boardroom to behind-the-camera Wake Forest University alums have made their mark on all facets of the entertainment industry. These students credit Wake Forest, and more specifically Mary Dalton, with providing the strong foundation in media production and the personal mentoring that allowed them to confidently enter and succeed in a highly competitive industry.
Co-Directors Sarah Zaman and Jolene Pinder receive the 2007 Student Emmy for Bismillah: In the Name of Allah.
Documentary film students under the direction of Sandy Dickson, Cindy Hill and Cara Pilson have been equally successful in the non-fiction film industry. Student films have aired on PBS stations and cable networks including the Sundance Channel and have been recognized with Student Emmy and Student Academy Award nominations and wins.
Student productions have also been named as official selections in over 50 national and international film festivals and have received Best Documentary awards at several notable film festivals in both student and non-student categories, including Hot Springs, UrbanWorld, Houston WorldFest and the Angelus Awards.
Many of these former students now work at well-known documentary production houses, including Cabin Creek Films and Big Mouth Productions in New York and at networks such as National Geographic, CBS and PBS.