Soc Doc Honors & Awards

  • 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...

  • June 23, 2017

    Social Documentation Professor Jennifer Maytorena Taylor is one of two UCSC Arts factulty and 107 recipients nationwide to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Prof. Taylor has also recieved a grant from production company, Fork Films.  

  • June 12, 2017

    Social Documentation Professor B. Ruby Rich will be honored with a festival at the Barbican Center in London at the end of June.  

    "Being Ruby Rich" is a 4-day event that will highlight Prof. Rich's career as a curator, film critic and champion of "New Queer Cinema."  The event...

  • April 13, 2017

    Social Documentation Professor John Jota Leaños is the recipient of a 2017 California Documetnary Project grant from California Humanites.  

  • April 3, 2017

    The Social Documentation graduate program is currently featured in the Spring 2017 issue of UC Santa Cruz Magazine.  The article commemorates the programs 10th anniversary and its transition from an M.A. program to an M.F.A. program.  We are extremely proud of the SocDoc program and...