DGA Student Film Awards


The 26th Annual DGA Student Film Awards
Application Period Is Now Closed.

Thank you to all those who applied. Good luck!

Winners will be announced in December 2020.

Each year the Directors Guild of America holds 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.

You can browse through a year by year history of the DGA Student Film Awards by clicking on the timeline below to view winners and photos.


2006 Student Film Award Winners

2006 Student Film Awards Group


African American


Matthew Jones of Biola University for "Be the Man"

Honorable Mention

Hezekiah Lewis of UCLA for "Memoirs of a Smoker"


Asian American


Vineet Dewan of USC for "Clear Cut, Simple"

Honorable Mention

Arvin Chen of USC for "Mei "




Xochitl Dorsey of UCLA for "Tears & Tortillas"

Honorable Mention

Erika Bagnarello of Florida State University Film School for "The Melting Pot"




Daphne Lambrinou of USC for "Paperboat"

West Coast Honorable Mention

Diane Lisa Johnson of USC for "Swimming"

Brandon Goco
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DGA Student Film Awards - Eligible Schools

Click here to review the list of schools eligible for the 2020 Awards.