“I want my films to entertain, but I also want them to tell meaningful, human stories with messages that speak to our common struggles.”
2016 Scholarship Recipient: Leo Pfeifer
“I’m pursuing film because I want to tell stories that matter.”
2014 Scholarship Recipient: Raven Two Feathers
"Film has made me the person I always wanted to be; confident, perseverant, and conscientious. It taught me how to convey my ideas, motivate people, and trust others that such a collaborative art form requires."
2012 Scholarship Recipient: Sophie Mitchell
"I have developed skills that have provided me with the self-confidence I never had but always needed and has helped to further my voice in a whole new light."
2015 Scholarship Recipient: Bogui Adjorlolo
"I want to make movies because they are the best way I have learned to express my eagerness to find truth in the world."
2013 Scholarship Recipient: Vann Fulfs
"I’m more of a dreamer than anything else and making movies is bringing those dreams to life. Filmmaking is pretty much my life; these projects keep me up at night obsessing about how to make them better. "