Three Columbia Students Honored at the DGA Student Film Awards

November 11, 2015

Three current School of the Arts Film students were selected as winners at the 21st annual Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards: fourth-year Directing concentrate Federica Gianni, fifth-year Screenwriting concentrateMichael Molina Minard and fourth-year Screenwriting concentrate Clara Roquet. The awards honor women and minority filmmakers. For each category, there is an Award Winner and a Jury Award Winner for both the West Region and the East Region. The winners are selected by blue ribbon DGA member panels.

Minard recieved the Best Latino Student Filmmaker Award for his film Standing8, which was also honored earlier this year at the Urbanworld Film Festival. Roquet won the Jury Award in the same category for her film El Adios.

Gianni received the Best Women Student Filmmaker Award for her film The Friend from Tel Aviv, which was selected for the Newfest Film Festival earlier this year.

The films will be screened at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on November 12 and at the Directors Guild of America Theater in New York on December 10.