DGA Student Film Awards

Each year the Directors Guild of America announces the winners of its annual Student Film Awards for African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and women filmmakers. The awards, which bring the winners prizes of $2,500 from the DGA, are designed to honor, encourage, and bring attention to outstanding minority and women film students in film schools and other select universities.

Browse through a year by year history of the DGA Student Film Awards by clicking on the timeline below for winners and photos.

 


2015 Student Film Award Winners

 SFA NY 2015


African American

West Region Winner         

Meja Shoba of UCLA for Dear Pearl

West Region Jury Award

Dehanza Rogers of UCLA for The Youth

East Region Winner

Kiel Adrian Scott of NYU for Samaria

East Region Jury Award

Alcee H. Walker of The School of Visual Arts for Inferno

Asian American

West Region Winner

Xi Guan of USC for Mandala

West Region Jury Award

Thy Riedel of Chapman University for Long Lost

East Region Winner

Saad Nawab of Florida State University for Frankenstein’s Light

East Region Jury Award

Yingxiang Huang of Florida State University for Isa and the Frog Prince

Latino

West Region Winner

Keegan Mullin of Chapman University for The Last Words

West Region Jury Award

Jazmin Diaz of University of Texas at Austin for Carne Seca

East Region Winner

Michael Molina Minard of Columbia University for Standing8

East Region Jury Award

Clara Roquet of Columbia University for El Adios

Woman

West Region Winner

Margaret Anderson of Chapman University for Casey and the Death Pool

West Region Jury Award

Westin Ray of Chapman University for The Listening Box

East Region Winner

Federica Gianni of Columbia University for The Friend from Tel Aviv

East Region Jury Award

Clara Maria Diez of Florida State University for A Skeleton Named Oliver


photos by Byron Gamarro (Los Angeles) and Marcie Revens (New York)

  • Click here for more photos from the Los Angeles Student Film Awards ceremony
  • Contact
    Ruby Sindher
    Special Events Manager
    (310) 289-2057
    RSindher@dga.org
    Eligibility List

    See PDF below for list of schools and universities eligible for the DGA Student Film Awards.

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