Three UGFTV Alums Are Finalists For Student Academy Awards!

Three 2015 UGFTV alums are finalists for the 2016 Student Academy Awards:

Chloe Aktas received her nomination in the Narrative category.  Aktas’s film, Mutt, is about two children in the 1970s rural south whose father, after shooting a stray dog, insists they burn the body.  Mutt was produced in Prof. Susan Seidelman's Advanced Production Workshop.

Williams Naranjo received his nomination in the Narrative category.   Naranjo’s film, A New Civilization, is a political drama – inspired by Venezuela's 2013 presidential election – about a group of young volunteers about to deliver presidential ballots after voting closed.  A New Civilization was produced in Prof. Yemane Demissie 's Advanced Production Workshop.  Additionally, the film won second prize at our 2015 First Run Film Festival .

Kevin Rios received his nomination in the Alternative category for Made of Sugar, which tells the story of three generations of a Cuban family as they reflect on their cultural losses and their relationships with each other.  Made of Sugar was produced in Prof. Chitra Neogy 's Intermediate Experimental Workshop.

The full press release is available here.