Over the course of three days, May 1 – 3, more than 100 short films and animations created by department seniors were screened at the Directors Guild Theater as part of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department’s 17th annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival. On Saturday, May 6, the department held a gala ceremony during which awards were announced in 10 categories.
Celebrity presenters, including Monsoon Wedding director Mira Nair, actor Matthew Modine and Inside Man screenwriter Russell Gewirtz, were on hand to present the awards. This year’s winners are: Outstanding Achievement in Film, Outstanding Achievement in Directing and Outstanding Achievement in Short Form Screenplay: Olivier Bernier, for Sunset Sky; Outstanding Achievement in Documentary: Yaniv Dabach, for With You!; Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Corey Fontana, for Molly Minus Everything; Outstanding Achievement in Editing: Justin White, for New York, New York; Human Spirit Award – Film: Richard Tarantino, for In the Clearing; Human Spirit Award – Animation: Arlington Cruz, for Samaritan; Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting: Marcia Herzog, for All My Pretty Ones; and Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Mark Lastimosa, for Tinnitus, and Jaclyn LaRosa, for Sasha.
Image: Still from Yaniv Dabach’s With You!; by Winston.