SocDoc Shines at Sundance

January 31, 2011

The 2011 Sundance Film Festival completed a week-long run of screenings and events with its annual awards ceremony on Saturday, January 29. This year’s winners, announced by master of ceremonies Tim Blake Nelson, included MFA Social Documentary Film Department guest lecturer Marshall Curry, who won the U.S. Documentary Editing Award (along with co-editor Matthew Hamachek) for If a Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front.

In addition, work by three other members of the department’s teaching roster was screened at Sundance: guest lecturer Sheila Nevins, the executive producer for Reagan; faculty member Jerry Risius, who was the cinematographer for The Last Mountain; and guest lecturer Pamela Yates, who directed Granito.

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