October 25, 2023
NewsDoc Graduates Giorgio Ghiotto and Lyuwei Chen Take Home Two Student Academy Awards
Congratulations to Giorgio and Lyuwei! Read NYU’s official release for more information.
We’d also like to acknowledge previous winners of this prestigious award, many of whom have gone on to have outstanding careers in film and documentary.
Megan is currently a special correspondent for PBS News Weekend. She’s been nominated for four Emmys, and won three Gracies and three National Headliner awards. Megan’s thesis film, Ladies of the Land, was the first film she’d ever made. The experience gave her the confidence – and credibility – to go on to a successful career.
Since graduation, Rongfei has continued working on various documentary shorts and fiction films. She is currently working on developing her first fiction musical feature film called Dear Red and she just pitched a documentary feature called Casting My Mom, which was selected by the IDFA Pitch Forum.
After graduation, April worked at Refinery29 as a video producer. Currently, she is working as a Digital Marketing Manager for NY -Presbyterian Hospital, overseeing online marketing campaigns. At NYU, April honed her storytelling skills and her ability to execut well-informed strategies.
Since graduation, Mathieu has worked on different projects, pursuing both worlds, the independent one – with Eat Bitter, his first feature documentary – and the more traditional TV network world where he produced a series of documentaries at CNN with Fared Zakaria. He is currently a full time producer at Apple. Eat bitter is preparing for a hopeful Oscar run!
Since graduation, Laura has been working as a full time digital editor for NBC and producer/videographer. She believes that when you believe in a story, and you crave to share it, that’s the right path. At NYU Laura learned how to approach people and the world differently, finding stories everywhere.
Since graduation, Bohaho has continued working as an independent filmmaker and continued his higher education studies in France where he also teaches. He credits the NewsDoc program for launching and nurturing his documentary thesis. He recently released his fourth short film ‘When a Rocket Sits on the Launchpad.
After graduating, Shuhao returned to China, where he joined the Documentary Center at the Shangai Media Group. At NYU, he learned how to produce a documentary, leading to the creation of his award-winning piece FOUND. He is currently directing a 6-episode documentary series with the group.