SocDoc had a strong showing at this year's Webby awards. Alum and current PhD student Mahshid Modares's MFA thesis project,Sanctions in the Sky, was nominated for a 2022 Webby Award in the Best Student Film category. Latinos Are Essential (Series Producer FDM Associate Professor Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, featuring films by SocDoc alum and current LALS PhD candidate Juan Dávila and FDM alum David Gonzalez) was also nominated in the Diversity and Inclusion category.
SocDoc grad Brian Myers has been awarded an ITVS development fellowship!
Current student Mitra Ghaffari has been awarded a 2022 UC-Cuba Fellowship.
SocDoc MFA alum Jackson Kroopf was selected as a Sundance Humanities Sustainability Fellow for the new hybrid feature doc The Unbelievably Difficult and Worthy Art of Survival, about a 94-year old, Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught acting and dance for decades and is creating a performance manifesto on her approach to the art of survival.
Alum Hoda Sobhani has accepted a position as an associate development producer with a film company. Best of luck in the new position Hoda!
Bonus accomplishment: Incoming student Vega Darling (starting the program in fall 2022) associate-produced and provided music supervision for a film called Vulveeta, to premiere June 25th at Frameline.