Soc Doc Honors & Awards

  • July 20, 2018

    Social Documentation professor Jennifer Maytorena Taylor has a new documentary available to watch on PBS.  Redneck Muslim follows the life and work of Shane Atkinson, the first Muslim chaplain in-training at North Carolina’s biggest trauma center and founder of the "Society of...

  • June 26, 2018

    Social Documentation Professor and Editor of Film Quarterly, B. Ruby Rich, has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).  Professor Rich is one of 928 new members (including actors, filmmakers and other members-at-large) that have been invited to...

  • June 11, 2018

    The annual M.F.A graduate exhibition for the Social Documentation graduation class of 2018 will take place on Wednesday, June 13th at the Del Mar Theater in downtown Santa Cruz.  Continuing this long tradition, the SocDoc cohort will premiere their thesis films that are two years in the...

  • April 25, 2018

    Social Documentation Professor Jennifer Maytorena Taylor has received a fellowship for a summer residency at one of the nation's leading contemporary arts organizations, the MacDowell Colony.  Professor Taylor is one of 85 artists that have been awarded the fellowship for 2018. ...

  • April 15, 2018

    ANNOUNCING A MASTER CLASS WITH LUCRECIA MARTEL, LEGENDARY ARGENTINE FILMMAKER
    MONDAY, APRIL 23; 1-4 PM


    PLEASE RSVP by Monday, April 16
    SPEAKING ON HER FILMS, AESTHETICS, VISION, AND HISTORY AND SHOWING...

  • February 14, 2018

    UC Santa Cruz as been ranked by College Factual as one of the best colleges in the nation for Film, Video and Photographic Arts.  Coming in at #6, UCSC is ranked with NYU, UCLA and USC, recognizing programs in film studies.  In particular, UCSC was noted for our graduate programs in...

  • February 1, 2018

    The Society for Cinema and Media Studies will be holding their annual conference in Toronto on March 14-18.  This year, we will have a strong mix of faculty and graduate students present at the conference.  We are proud to have these members of our community represent our department...

  • October 11, 2017

    The Santa Cruz Film Festival takes place on October 11-15 and we will have many slugs participating, including FDM and SocDoc alums! 

    Lucas Bonetti (SocDoc MA 2016) will be screening his documentary short FISHERMEN WITHOUT A SEA, as part of the “Ocean Shorts:...

  • October 4, 2017

    Social Documentation Alumni Juan C. Dávila (MA 2013) is currently a correspondent for Democracy Now! and is in Puerto Rico covering the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Please view the links below for his latest reports.  

  • October 3, 2017

    The Wastsonville Film Festival takes place on October 5-8th, and we will have many SocDoc and FDM alums that will be participating: 

    Tadashi Nakamura (SocDoc MA 2008) will be screening his film MELE MURALS on Saturday, October 7 at 5pm.  Tad is also...