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Tamara Perkins, 2019 MFA in Film

In the summer of 2021, we spoke to Film ('19) alumnx Tamara Perkins about her media activism and her journey with documentary filmmaking. After the…

Billy Kent, 2021 MFA in Film

During quarantine, Billy Kent (along with Mac Montandon) made a short film series called THE OTHER SIDE, shot entirely on Zoom chats. The series comedically…

John Valadez, 2019 MFA in Film

John Valadez, filmmaker and the director of the Documentary Film program at Michigan State University, has been making and engaged with film for over 25…

Yerania Del Orbe, 2020 MFA in Film

Yerania Del Orbe's short film LA SANTERA was an official selection in the 2020 Lady Filmmakers Festival and semifinalist in the Flickers' Rhode Island International…

Hafid Abdelmoula, 2019 MFA in Film

Writer-Director Hafid Abdelmoula won Best Feature Film in the 2021 Santa Fe Film Festival for BROKEN GAIETE. The film grew from his thesis work in…

Alla Kovgan, 2020 MFA in Film

Alla Kovgan is a Boston-based filmmaker, born in Moscow, Russia. Her films have been presented worldwide. Since 1999, Alla has been involved with interdisciplinary collaborations,…

Soren Sorenson, 2019 MFA in Film

Soren Sorenson's thesis film WITH DAD won the Youth Jury, 1st Prize for Short Documentary at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Sara Barger, 2020 MFA in Film

Sara Barger's thesis film, LITTLE BUT FIERCE, advanced to the finals of the 2020 Student Academy Awards.

Josh Koury, 2015 MFA in Film

Koury is the director and editor of VOYEUR, a documentary film about Gay Talese’s reporting on motel owner Gerald Foos, who allegedly spied on his…

Emilie Upczak, 2015 MFA in Film

MOVING PARTS, written and directed by Upczak and produced by fellow VCFA alumnx John Otterbacher, was released on Amazon on January 21, 2020.