Melinda James (SocDoc '12) was featured by SF Weekly as one of Ten Future Bay Area Art Icons and she was one of three of the featured artists to receive the Masterminds Award Grant. SF Weekly writes, "The Bay Area residents in Melinda James' films have important things to say, but they often don't say them in popular media. James is trying to change that with nonfiction works that reveal the everyday lives of women and under-explored communities . . . Incorporating slow-motion and savvy musical backgrounds, James' films have both style and substance."