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.

 


2013 Student Film Award Winners

 Student Film Awards LA 2013


African American

West Region Winner
Dehanza Shreen Rogers of UCLA for "Sweet, Sweet Country"

West Region Jury Award

Steven Caple Jr. of USC for "A Different Tree"

East Region Winner

Curtis Adair of Florida State University for "Little Africa"

East Region Jury Award

Jeremiah Cullen of University of North Carolina School of the Arts for "Baldwin"

 


Asian American

West Region Winner
Margot Ye of UCLA for "Out of the Blue"

West Region Jury Award

Puja Maewal of UCLA for "JAYA"

East Region Winner

Joo Hyun Lee of Columbia University for "Sweet Corn"

East Region Jury Award

Sana Attiq Haq of Wake Forest University for "The Other Army"

 


Latino

West Region Winner
Aaron Martinez of AFI for "Dirty Laundry"

West Region Jury Award

Melanie D'Andrea of USC for "STAND"

East Region Winner

David Figueroa Garcia of Columbia University for "Gloom" ("Perfidia")

East Region Jury Award

Andreas Guzman of University of North Carolina School of the Arts for "Remy"

 


Woman

West Region Winner
Tara Atashgah of Brooks Institute for "For the Birds"

West Region Jury Award

Melissa Hickey of AFI for "Ni-Ni"

East Region Winner

Miriam Ditchfield of New York University for "Black Horn Night Heron"

East Region Jury Award

Julie Zografos Koegl of University of North Carolina School of the Arts for "What Remains"

Contact
Ruby Sindher
Special Events Coordinator
(310) 289-2057
RSindher@dga.org
2014 Student Film Awards Application

Please download this application PDF to submit your student film for consideration. Rules and guidelines are also outlined in the form.

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