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A festival win at a festival premiere for Daddy! Congrats to John Gallen (MFA '17) and Alex Faoro (MFA '17) on this accomplishment!

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Great open house over the weekend with prospective students!

Still time to learn more about the program or apply for the fall semester. Check out our highlight reel featuring recent thesis films, first year films, and both current student and alumni accomplishments.

If you or someone you know is interested in the program learn more about applying here:…/graduate-program/how-to-apply

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Iconic Olympian and civil rights activists Dr. John Carlos (Official) came by the sports storytelling program last year to discuss the intersection of sports culture and society. In this clip he talks about meeting with Dr Martin Luther King Junior.

A great story as we head into the final week of the Winter Olympics and the final two weeks of Black History Month.

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Spring is the season for job and internship searches! Associate Professor or Practice Chris Sheridan leads a resume and cover letter workshop for DFP students---accompanied by pizza, of course.

Thanks for the photo, Meg Daniels.

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The Documentary Film Program is perfect for anyone looking to improve their storytelling abilities! With access to state of the art equipment and a creative workspace, this is a great opportunity for aspiring filmmakers!

Learn more about the Documentary Film Program here:

Current Documentary Film Program Students - this Thursday is the Graduate School Chinese New Year Celebration. The Year of the Dog! Please join us for authentic Chinese food, a raffle, and performances by the Confucius Institute! We would love to see you.

Thursday, February 15th
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Graduate School at The Historic Brookstown Inn ...
200 Brookstown Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
3rd floor (Entrance via back parking lot)

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Congratulations to Daddy Film, an official selection of the SOMA Film Festival as well as an official selection of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, where they will be screening in the Central Coast Filmmaker Showcase.

‘Daddy’ was co-directed by DFP alumni John Gallen (MFA ‘17) and Alex Faoro (MFA ‘17).

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School kids everywhere rejoice! Caviar Dreams is coming your way! Congrats to Brian Gersten, Liv Steinman and Wei Ying on the educational distribution of Caviar Dreams.

Pretty freakin' exciting news to announce if you'll lend us your ear holes for a minute. Thanks to The Video Project we now have educational distribution! So fo...r any of you librarians or school teachers out there, make sure to check us out and teach those rambunctious youths a thing or two about fish eggs...

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Short film about history, culture, and environmental impact of caviar

We're excited to share Human Kaleidoscope is an Official Selection of The Colony Film Festival! Check out the link for more details about the film, directed by current DFP students Huiying Wang (MFA ‘19) and Thomas Espy (MFA ‘19).

Our judges have spoken! We're excited to announce the official selections of the 2018 Colony Short Film Festival. We're looking forward to sharing more details about these selected shorts with you over the next few days and weeks.

The Colony Short Film Festival is an event sponsored by the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association. Our goal is to provide an avenue for showcasing talented regional filmmakers.

Congratulations to Scott Schimmel (MFA '17) and Geoff Groberg (MFA '17) on the broadcast debut of their thesis film Driven Blind! We could not be more thrilled that this film will air as part of Reel South-- the IDA nominated curated documentary series about the American South.

We are overfilled with joy to announce that Driven Blind will make its national television debut on the WORLD Channel on April 15th as part of the Reel South s...eason 3 lineup!!! A huge thank you to Dan Parker and his Tragedy To Triumph Racing for allowing us to document his journey to overcome the limitations of blindness!

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Hosted by Darius Rucker, Reel South Season 3 premieres Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. EST on The World Channel.

Our DFP alums are doing some great podcast work! We are delighted to pass on this latest podcast news from Nick Gooler (MFA '13).

"The podcast I've been working on for the past few months, 'Free Associations', is close to hitting 10,000 downloads! Recent topics include HIV prevention efforts in Uganda, fecal microbiota transplants, heart stent effectiveness, and lots of weird, funny, and fascinating science. It's pretty accessible and helps you understand how health research is done and how to evaluate the study claims you see in the news. Check it out!"

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In honor of the big game today, take a look at this trailer from one of last year’s year-end films, 'The Phoenix', about Carolina Phoenix Women's Football, a women's tackle football team in Greensboro, NC.

Film by Oliver Rouch and Milik Robinson.

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Professor’s Peter Gilbert and Chris Zaluski talk to students about the Sports Media and Storytelling MA at Wednesday night’s Wake Forest Basketball game!

You can learn more about the program here:

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Tell anyone you know in Seattle that they should go watch The Power of Glove tomorrow at Tech Doc Fest ( at 8pm. A wonderful thesis film from The Documentary Film Program alumni Andrew Austin, Adam Ward and Paula Kosowski.

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The Power of Glove updated their cover photo.

Robert Lipsyte, an award-winning sports journalist and columnist for The New York Times and former ESPN Ombudsman, will speak at Wake Forest University tomorrow, Tuesday, January 30, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in Carswell Hall, Annenberg Auditorium. The topic of his talk is 2018: A Collision of Politics, Sports, and Journalism.

The event is free and open to the public.

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