You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

DGA honors student helmers

Pics screened, awards presented Nov. 12

HOLLYWOOD — A trio from the American Film Institute and a UCLA student have won the DGA 2002 Student Film Awards for African-American, Asian-American, Latino and women filmmakers.

The awards include prizes of $2,500 from the Directors Guild of America along with product grants of 2,000 feet of 16mm film provided by Kodak’s Worldwide Student Film Program. Honorable mention winners are awarded 1,200 feet.

The award-winning films will be screened and the awards presented Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at DGA headquarters.

The African-American award was given to Sechaba Morojele of the American Film Institute for “Ubuntu’s Wounds.” Honorable mention was given to Mateen Kemet of Chapman U. for “Silence.”

Asian-American winner was Grace Lee of UCLA for “Barrier Device.” Honorable mention went to Jon Chu and Gwai Lo of USC for “The Little Foreigner.”

The Latino award went to AFI’s Gerardo Naranjo Gonzalez for “The Last Attack of the Beast.” Honorable mention went to UCLA’s Joel Juarez for “Sin Azul.

The award for women was given to AFI’s Tanja Mairitsch for “Fueling the Fire.” Honorable Mention went to Robin Larsen of UCLA for “Out of Habit.”

More Film

  • Robert Smith, Longtime Executive at DuArt

    Robert Smith, Longtime Executive at New York's DuArt Film Labs, Dies at 88

    Robert Smith, a longtime executive with New York’s DuArt Film Labs, died Jan. 11 in Montvale, N.J. He was 88. Smith spent some 62 years with DuArt, the film processing and post-production facility founded in 1922 in the penthouse of an automobile garage in Midtown. Smith rose to president of DuArt before retiring in 2015. [...]

  • Bird Box

    Los Angeles On-Location Feature Filming Surges 12.2% in 2018

    On-location feature filming in Greater Los Angeles expanded impressively in 2018, gaining 12.2% to 4,377 shooting days, according to FilmL.A. Production activity for feature films rose 15.5% to 1,078 shooting days during the fourth quarter, with 146 days coming from projects receiving California tax credits — including Netflix’s “Bird Box,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a [...]

  • 'Ghostbusters': First Look at Jason Reitman's

    Watch the First Teaser for Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters' Sequel

    If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, it’s time to watch a teaser for Jason Reitman’s “Ghostbusters” forthcoming film. Sony Pictures released a first look at the upcoming movie, a sequel to the 1984 classic. The footage shows a glimpse of the memorable station wagon Ecto-1. The studio announced on Tuesday that the wheels are [...]

  • Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway to Star in Robert Zemeckis' 'The Witches' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Anne Hathaway has closed a deal to star as the Grand High Witch in Robert Zemeckis and Warner Bros.’ “The Witches” adaptation. Variety first reported that Hathaway was holding the offer for both that and “Sesame Street,” and at the time, scheduling for both films were holding up dealmaking. With those issues settled, Hathaway is [...]

  • Film Ratings Overhauled in the U.K.,

    Film Ratings Overhauled in the U.K. With Tougher Restrictions on Sexual Content

    The body that oversees film ratings in the U.K. is tightening its age restrictions and giving movies with certain types of sexual content older age ratings. The British Board of Film Classification said the changes were in response to public demand after a consultation that took in the views of over 10,000 people in the [...]

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    'Hunchback of Notre Dame' Live-Action Reboot in the Works at Disney

    Disney is in early development on a live-action “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” movie, based on Disney’s animated film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel “Notre-Dame de Paris.” Playwright David Henry Hwang is attached to write the script, with Mandeville Films and Josh Gad set to produce. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz will pen the music. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content