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Grad Film At Sundance 2017

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

From "Pop Aye" by Kirsten Tan

The Sundance Film Festival has announced its lineup for 2017, and as per usual, NYU Tisch Graduate Film is well represented.  Here is the list of students, alumni, and faculty whose projects have been selected:


U.S. Dramatic Competition


Roxanne, Roxanne

Director & Writer - Michael Larnell (Alum)

Director of Photography - Federico Cesca (Alum)


Beach Rats

Director & Writer - Eliza Hittman (Adjunct Professor)


Patti Cake$

Director of Photography - Federico Cesca (Alum)


The Yellow Birds 

First Assistant Director - Caroline Aragon (Alum)


World Cinema Dramatic Competition


Pop Aye

Director & Writer - Kirsten Tan (Alum)

Director of Photography - Chananun Chotrungroj (Alum)   

Producer - Weijie Lai (Alum)


God's Own Country

Director of Photography - Joshua Richards (Alum) 


The Wound

Director & Writer - John Trengove (Alum)




Before I Fall

Writer - Maria Maggenti (Alum)



Director & Writer - Dee Rees (Alum)


The Polka King 

Co-Executive Producer - John Mikulak (Alum)


Rebel in the Rye

Storyboard Artist - Karl Shefelman (Alum)



Director - Craig Johnson (Alum) 

Cinematographer - Frederick Elmes (Alum)


Documentary Premieres


Untitled Lucy Walker / Buena Vista Social Club Documentary

Director - Lucy Walker (Alum)


Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities  

Producer - Stacey L. Holman (Alum)


World Cinema Documentary Competition



Cinematographer - Clarissa De Los Reyes (Alum)


U.S. Narrative Short Films



Director & Writer - Charlotte Wells (Thesis Student)

Producer - Joy Jorgensen (Thesis Student)

Director of Photography - Gregory Oke (Alum)


Hot Seat 

Editor - Jarrah Gurrie (Alum)


International Narrative Short Films


Kao Shi (A Test)

Producer - Yifei He (Student)

Director of Photography - Jinwei Zeng (Thesis Student)





Cinematographer - Lyle Vincent (Alum)



Cinematographer - Patrick Cady (Alum)





Cinematographer - Lyle Vincent (Alum)


Virtual/Augmented Reality


Through You

Producer - Shruti Ganguly (Alum)




RED DOG: True Blue

Writer - Daniel Taplitz (Alum)


Special Events


I Love Dick  

Producer - Susan Kirr (Alum)


Shots Fired    

Series Director - Malcolm D. Lee (Alum)  

Series Director - Millicent Shelton (Alum)


Independent Pilot Showcase


When the Street Lights Go On 

Director & Executive Producer - Brett Morgen (Alum)





Artist - Melissa Painter (Alum)


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