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NewsDoc alum Nanfu Wang wins 2021 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Filmmaking
Wang receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Filmmaking for "the impact and courage of her riveting documentaries, which are lucid and unflinching in confronting systemic oppression and corruption in China, and the concepts of personal choice and freedom.”
Laura Zéphirin, NewsDoc 2019, is a finalist in the 47th annual Student Academy Awards
Laura Zéphirin receives another important recognition for her thesis film, "Making Waves."
Laura Zéphirin, NewsDoc 2019, wins the BAFTA Student Film Awards Special Jury Prize
Laura Zéphirin is the first NewsDoc student to win the prestigious Special Jury Prize for her thesis film at the BAFTA Student Film Awards.
William Martin III, NewsDoc 2020, is selected as a GroundTruth Global Migration Fellowship
Fellows will tell narrative-driven, multimedia stories of migration and resettlement shaped by climate change, economic and social instability, war and famine, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Madeline Gunderson, NewsDoc 2020, is selected as a GroundTruth Preserving Democracy/Voting Rights Fellow
Fellows will examine how threats to democracy and voting are unfolding at the local level, and how individuals, organizations and communities are responding.
Two NewsDoc Alums are semi-finalists for the Student Academy Awards
Laura Zéphirin and Maria Florencia Smith’s thesis documentaries, "Making Waves" and "Tic Talk: Time to Heal" were short listed for the 47th Student Academy Awards
Laura Zephirin announced as finalist for the 2020 GSA BAFTA Student Film Awards
Laura Zephirin is a BAFTA student film award finalist for her film Making Waves.
William Martin III awarded the Boren Fellowship
Boren Fellowships Fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. William plans to use his funding to continue work on his thesis film in Brazil this summer.
Shehzad Hameed wins Outstanding Achievement Award at the Tagore International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020
Pakistani filmmaker Shehzad Hameed recently won the Outstanding Achievement Award for his film, Enemy Within: Caught in the Crossfire at the Tagore International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020.
Inside Lens – NewsDoc Student Films airing on NY/Life Channel 25 Every Friday
Airing next: Breath of Yi by Heying Chen on Friday May 8th, 2020 at 11:30pm
NewsDoc Student William Martin Awarded Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award
The OPC Foundation provides scholarships for students who aspire to become foreign correspondents. William is one of 16 students to receive the award.
Upcoming Event: NYU News Doc Film Festival 2020 – February 7th and 8th
The News and Documentary graduate program invites you to a film festival of student films on February 7th and 8th, 2020.