UGFTV Recent Alumni Accomplishments

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021

Congratulations to our Tisch alumni!

73rd Primetime Emmy Award Winner

Jen Statsky '08 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), took home the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series as the creator and writer behind Hacks.

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.

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.