Announcements & Latest News
The MFA Student and Alumni Behind those Popular Viral Videos at NOAA
Student Annie White (Cohort 11) with alumni Emily Narrow (Cohort 10) and Caitlin Bailey (Cohort 12) are interviewed about the work they do for NOAA aboard the ship Okeanos Explorer.
In the article available here Annie, Emily and Caitlin talk about the ups and downs of working on a ship, exploring never before seen locations on the bottom of the ocean, and the women who inspired them to pursue their work.
Congratulations to SNHF at the 40th International Wildlife Film Festival
Congratulations to MFA students Katie Mullen, Hugo Sindelar and Jason Roehrig for screening their films at the 40th International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, MT. IWFF is the oldest and longest running wildlife film festival in the world.
Katie Mullen (Cohort 14) screened her film Birding Blind, and Hugo Sindelar (Cohort 14) screened Voice of Fire.
Additionally, congratulations to Jason Roehrig (Cohort 14) for winning Best of Fest in the Student Category for his film LUMOS about glowworms in caves in New Zealand.
MFA Alumni Make a Splash at BLUE Ocean Film Festival
Congratulations to both Stephani Gordon (Cohort 6) and Eric Bendick (Cohort 4) on their films at BLUE Ocean Film Festival!
Congratulations to Stephani Gordon for her film My Haggan Dream chosen as a finalist for the Children's Category!
Additionally, congratulations to Eric Bendick and the Grizzly Creek crew for their honorable mention in the Broadcast Program Category with The Forgotten Coast!
Element Film Festival 2016
The Annual Element Film Festival run by students showcasing student films from across the globe on a variety of topics in science and natural history. Element Film Festival was lead this year by the students of Cohort 15 (Sarah Lanier, Colleen Harvey, Anna Sagatov and Jonathan Spear).
Congratulations to Billy Collins (Cohort 14) for winning Element Film Festival's Audience Choice Award!
MFA Alumni Win EMMY
Congratulations to alumni John Shier (Cohort 1) and Dawson Dunning (Cohort 6) for winning an EMMY for Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form for their work on Wild Yellowstone!!!
MFA Alumni Win Awards at Science Media Awards (SMASH)
Congratulations to Rosh Patel (Cohort 11) for winning "Best Student & Emerging Filmmaker" for his film RedwolfRevival!!!
And congratulations to Abby Kent (Cohort 12) for winning a Special Jury Award for her film Transistors: Teeny Tech that Changed the World!!!!!
MFA Alumni Chosen as Finalists at Science Media Awards (SMASH)
Congratulations to Abby Kent (Transistors: Teeny Tech that Changed the World), Brett Kuxhausen (Pork.0), and Rosh Patel (Red Wolf Revival) on being chosen as finalists for the 2016 SMASH (Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub) Student Filmmaker/Emerging Filmmaker category!
Additionally, Secret Earth: Yellowstone Supervolcano, produced by a team of MFA alumni and local filmmakers at Grizzly Creek Films, was
selected as a finalist in the Science Ambassador category.
Congratulations to Sarah Lanier
Sarah Lanier (Cohort 15) was recently chosen out of 300 applications as a SMASH (Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub)! The Science Media Awards will be held in Boston September 20th - 22nd. http://www.sciencemediasummit.org/
Congratulations to Eddie Roqueta
Eddie Roqueta (Cohort 12) recently acknowledged at the Emmy's for winning the College Television Award for his film "Silencing the Thunder."
Congratulations to Deia Schlosberg
Deia Schlosberg (Cohort 9) was recently nominated for a National Student Emmy for her film "Backyard"
Roshan Patel (Cohort 11) recently was awarded Best Short at International Wildlife Film Festival for his film "Pride"
Congratulations to Charles Dye, Daniel Schmidt, Dawson Dunning, Rick Smith, Christi Cooper, Katie Lose Gilbertson, Andy Adkins and Jaime Jelenchick Jacobsen for their recent regional Emmy nominations for the film "Indian Relay"!
Science and Natural History Filmmaking (SNHF) Program's 10th Anniversary Year, Slideshow
Watch a slideshow featuring news and highlights celebrating 10 years of the SNHF program...
Kathy Kasic, a 2007 graduate of the MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking (SNHF) Program, will be joining the School of Film and Photography (SFP) as non-tenure track faculty member for the 20112-13 academic year.
Videos produced by Science and Natural History Filmmaking (SNHF) students as part of a special production internship program supporting a legal approach to address human-induced climate change have receiving multiple international honors.
Chris Palmer Receives the 2012 Tobias Award Legendary filmmaker, author, conservation activist, and educator Chris Palmer of American University received the 2012 Ronald B. Tobias Award for Achievement in Science and Natural History Filmmaking Education at a ceremony during the Tarkio Retreat at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana, on May 10.
The following MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking students successfully defended their thesis work in the 2011-12 academic year..
Currently, two MFAers are creating videos for the prestigious FieldMuseum in Chicago.
For the first time, the MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking program participated in the 6th CMS Vatavaran Environment & Wildlife Film Festival in New Dehli, India, in December 2011. Several hundred filmmakers from Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Americas screened films, met for panel discussions, and discussed the many different facets of environmental filmmaking.
- "Getting Reel" by Anne Cantrell in Mountains and Minds, Spring 2012
- "New MSU TV Commercial Showcases Students" by Carol Schmidt in Collegian, Spring 2012
- "Nature U: Science and Wildlife Filmmaking Goes to School" by Belinda Baldwin in documentary, Vol. 30, No.3, Summer 2011
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