DGA Student Film Awards

 

The submission period for the 23rd Annual
DGA Student Film Awards is now closed.


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.

 


2016 Student Film Award Winners

WC Student Film Awards 2016


Best African American Student Filmmakers:

West Region Winner

Jackson Young of AFI for Trouble Man

West Region Jury Award

Rachel Bass of Chapman University for Black Magic

East Region Winner

Kevin Giles of Drexel University for The Blaise EP

East Region Jury Award

Daniella Hobbs of Ithaca College for The City of Good Neighbors

Best Asian American Student Filmmakers:

West Region Winner

Auden Bui of USC for The Lost City of Tomorrow

West Region Jury Award

Yizhou Xu of Art Center College of Design for Shop of Eternal Life

East Region Winner

Yudho Aditya of Columbia University for Pria

East Region Jury Award

Christina Liao of School of Visual Arts for My Grandma's House

Best Latino Student Filmmakers:

West Region Winner

Juan Martinez Vera of USC for SPARK

West Region Jury Award

Santiago Paladines of AFI for The Fare

East Region Winner

Jimmy Keyrouz of Columbia University for Nocturne in Black

East Region Jury Award

Ivo Huahua of Florida State University for Stutter

Best Women Student Filmmakers:

West Region Winner

Kelly Pike of UCLA for Owen

West Region Jury Award

Mia Niebruegge of AFI for Snowplow

East Region Winner

Ugla Hauksdóttir of Columbia University for How Far She Went

East Region Jury Award

Hannah Engelson of Emerson College for Jonah Stands Up

photo by Shane Karns

Click here for more photos from the Los Angeles ceremony and reception.

Click here for more photos from the New York ceremony and reception.

Contact
Ruby Sindher
Manager, Committee Events
(310) 289-2057
studentfilmawards@dga.org
2017 ELIGIBLE SCHOOLS
Download the PDF below to review the list of schools eligible for the 2017 Awards.
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