Tisch Alumni Winners in the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge

Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021

Dolby x Ghetto Film School Finish the Script 2021
Dolby x Ghetto Film School Finish the Script 2021

Congratulations to the Tisch alumni announced as the winners of Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script 2021!

The competition challenged Ghetto Film School alumni ages 18—35 to create an original short film proposal in response to a creative prompt from award-winning filmmaker Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting, Raya and the Last Dragon). The winning projects will each receive a $25,000 grant to fund the production costs of their short films, as well as mentorship throughout the production process from Estrada. In addition, a Dolby team will be available to provide inspiration and guidance to the winners on how to best use the ultravivid color of Dolby Vision and the immersive sound of Dolby Atmos to complete their projects. The winning films are currently expected to be showcased at an exclusive live premiere event in Los Angeles in 2022 and distributed on Dolby and GFS digital platforms to a global audience.

See the full list and press release here.

Alejandra Araujo '15 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)
Shipped Out presents us with an animated short tale that takes place in a dystopian future and touches on immigration, abuses of power, and the strength of family.

Antonio Salume '18 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) and Amy Tiong '18 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)
Take Care Zora shows both the hardships and joys of raising someone with Down syndrome while also weaving in the coming-of-age story of one of the caretaking siblings.