We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2015 Richard Vague Production Fund!
The recipients are as follows:
James Darling (UGFTV, 2006) - awarded $75,000 for The Pilot.
Ellen Martinez & Steph Ching (UGFTV, 2010) - awarded $25,000 for After Spring.
Abu Bakr Shawky (Grad Film, 2012) - awarded $75,000 for Yomeddine.
Check back on the website soon to learn more about how to apply to the 2016 Richard Vague Film Production Fund.
We are also happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Wasserman Awards!
The winners are as follows:
Undergraduate First Prize King Award Winner, $10,000
An elderly Irish couple confront their new neighbor after she fells a tree in their garden.
Undergraduate Second Prize King Award Winner, $7,000
A New Civilization
A New Civilization is a riveting political drama inspired by Venezuela's 2013 presidential election.
Undergraduate Third Prize King Award Winner, $5,000
A soon to be ex-NBA player must decide between continuing his career overseas or staying home with his son and giving up on his dream.
Graduate First Prize King Award Winner, $10,000
Set up in Rio de Janeiro's high society, Partiu brings the moment of transition in Daniel's life as he finds out who he really is. The short-film portrays the lifestyle of a reckless group of kids, who after a night partying with a lot of alcohol, drugs and electronic music, decide to take a ride in Daniel's new car.
Graduate Second Prize King Award Winner, $7,000
Raisa Bonnet's naturalistic short sketches an almost wordless tale of the relationship between a young girl and her grandmother. Beautifully shot, it never tries to do too much within its limited running time.
Graduate Third Prize King Award Winner, $5,000
Reinaldo Marcus Green
A young man's livelihood is put to the test when he is stopped by the police on his way home.
Undergraduate Wasserman Directing Award, $2,000
Evan Ari Kelman
A drama about a young boy who stows himself away to join his older brother on a highway truck heist.
Undergraduate King Screenwriting Award, $3,000
That Friend You Hate
A loser who tries to distance himself from his annoying childhood friends.
Congratulations to all of this year's winners!