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Carlos Marques-Marcet of UCLA has been tapped as this year’s recipient of the John Frankenheimer Memorial Fellowship.

The Directors Guild of America and Frankenheimer’s wife Evans established the prize in 2003 for the late DGA VP. It’s awarded to a grad student majoring in film directing chosen by the directing faculty on the basis of artistic merit. The student receives $5,000.

Marques-Marcet, a native of Barcelona, has directed several short films, including “Final y Principio” and “A munt i a vall.” In 2008 Marques-Marcet was granted the prestigious “La Caixa” grant and moved to Los Angeles to complete the UCLA Film Production MFA program.

The John Frankenheimer Memorial Fellowship alternates annually between UCLA and USC. Previous UCLA recipients of the Frankenheimer Fellowship are Mitchell Gettleman (2003), Zachary Godshall (2005), Walter Richardson (2007), and Mira Lew (2009). Previous USC recipients are Jerry Chan (2004), Michael Flores (2006), Valen Hernandez (2008), and David Chen (2010).