Tisch Alumni 2024 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

Friday, Jan 26, 2024

NYU Tisch Wins at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival!

The Sundance Film Festival held their awards ceremony on Friday, January 26th in Park City, Utah and we are thrilled to celebrate the alumni whose films were recognized!

See below for the full list, and find all Sundance Award Winners here.

2024 Winners

US Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
Porcelain War
Brendan Bellomo ’08 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), director/writer/editor

Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic
In the Land of Brothers
Raha Amirfazli ’25 (Kanbar Institute, Grad Film), director/writer/producer

Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic
Girls Will Be Girls
Alex C. Lo ’16 (MA, Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies), executive producer

All Filmmakers on Award-Winning Films

In The Summers (U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic)
Adam Dicterow ’12 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), editor

Little Death (NEXT Innovator Award presented by Adobe)
Nick Hansell '19 (BFA, Drama), key assistant location manager (as Nicholas Hansell)
Marley Jean Fernandes ’21 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), production assistant
Maria Pawla Velosa ’22 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), production assistant

FRIDA (Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award: U.S. Documentary)
Alexandra Johnes ’99 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), producer
Justin Wilkes ’99 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), producer

Union (U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for the Art of Change)
Blair McClendon ’18 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), editor

*We apologize for any omissions! Please send edits or additions to tsoa.alumni@nyu.edu.