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Student Awards and Recognitions


Sarah Frei's film Shadow Beat was featured in KQED's September 8th edition of "Film School Shorts" and listed as "Best of the Bay." The film pairs a soundtrack consisting of drum rolls with checked patterns creatively entering and exiting the frame.

Film Studies student Sage Yockelson’s short film “I Am A Weapon” is being screened at the Transgender Film Festival at the Roxie Theater on November 13.  The film is a hybrid of documentary, narrative, and collage film that explores Sage’s interactions with LGBT culture and history and the urgency with which trans people keep each other alive. The film uses found footage, original footage, and text as a means of both communicating with and responding to the past, while also looking ahead to the future.

Karen Trinidad's film Cuckold was featured as an honorable mention in August program for the Oasis Short Film Festival.

Katherine Hong's podcast on gender norms was a finalist in the Society of Professional Journalist's Mark of Excellence for Region 11 (California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Nevada).


You can listen to the podcast by clicking here.

Media Studies student Diana Kalaji's audio art piece "Invisible" was selected as part of the Womxn Are Perfect! exhibit in the Mission in San Francisco.  The exhibit, including Kalaji's audio experience, will be at the gallery until April 16, 2016.

In the last Roxie Mixtape Screening (a local's only show at the Roxie), 3 of the 10 films were by USF students and alumni.


  • Time Machine by Cristina Pachano-Lauderdale & Sam Hinckley

  • Punk/Femme by Moonui Choi, Nichole Rosanova, Abby Concha & Gigi Del Rosario

  • Housing Needed: A Portrait of Displacement In East Oakland by Lucas Waldron

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