August 17, 1999
The Directors Guild of America announced the winners of the 1999 DGA East Coast Student Film Awards for African-American, Asian-American, Latino and women filmmakers. The awards, which bring prizes of $2500 to the winner in each group, are designed to honor, encourage and bring attention to outstanding minority and women film students in East coast film schools. The winning films will be screened at the DGA’s New York Theatre on Wednesday, October 13, at 6:30 P.M, and will be followed by an awards reception.
"The DGA East and West Coast Student Film Awards are a great way to showcase new ethnic minority and women filmmakers," said DGA President Jack Shea. "I’m pleased that these four extremely talented filmmakers are representative of the Guild’s ongoing commitment to equality of opportunity."
The Guild’s 1998 West Coast Student Film Awards will be held on Monday, November 9, 1998, at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles.
The winners of the Directors Guild of America 1999 East Coast Student Film Awards are:
BEST AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT FILMMAKER:
Caran Hartsfield, "Kiss It Up to God" – New York University
BEST ASIAN-AMERICAN STUDENT FILMMAKER:
Kevin Feng Ke, "The Official Account" – New York University
BEST LATINO STUDENT FILMMAKER:
Alfredo de Villa, "Neto's Run" – Columbia University
BEST FEMALE STUDENT FILMMAKER:
Nicole Kassell, "Jaime"–New York University