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The Dr. David M. Milch Foundation, Short Film Competition: 2020


MiLa Media is proud to partner with the Dr. David M. Milch Foundation to provide scholarships to student filmmakers with the goal of nurturing and developing new and diverse voices.  

In 2020 the first-ever scholarships were awarded to students at both the American Film Institute LA (AFI) and The City College of New York (CCNY).

 

The 2020 jury consisted of Lea Salonga (Mulan, Aladdin), Wood Harris (The Wire), and Timberly Whitfield (BAFTA, A&E Producer). 

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AFI Scholarship
Below are the AFI winners and honorable mentions of the first-ever, Dr. David Milch Foundation Short Film Competition.

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Your Food is Here, by Jo Hun Park

1st Place​

 

Espérame, by Andrea McCracken

2nd Place​

 

Numb, by Duran Jones

From the Color of the Soil, by Augusto Garcia

3rd Place​

 

Mujer Mexicana, by Nitzan Levinson

My Own Hands, by Rebecca Leo

A Conversation, by Christopher Hong

Honorable Mentions

 

Band-Aid, by Peiqi Peng

Color of Shades, by Yuchan Deng

Skin Deep, by Manuel Villarreal

Vestidos & Muñecas, by Cyrum Aytana Ramirez Zaldivar

Excuse Me, by Joey Xuetong Zhao

CCNY Scholarship

Below are the CCNY winners and honorable mentions of the first-ever, Dr. David Milch Foundation Short Film Competition.

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Dance for Freedom, by Severine Reisp

1st Place​: Graduate Scholarship

 

How They See It, by Antonio Oliveros-Nikol

1st Place​: Graduate Scholarship

 

1st Place​: Undergraduate Scholarship

 

Cyber Racism, by Isaac Song

2nd Place: Any Program, Two Scholarships

 

Black Lives Matter, by Lorena R. Valencia

3rd Place: Any Program, Four Scholarships

 

Adoption, by Jieun Lee

A Peak into the Soul, by Yasmeen Purvis

Don’t Kill My Dream, by Samuel Moetek

Gook,

by Prabhat Gurung

Honorable Mentions

 

Inertia, by T'Amore Rose

Post-Breakup, by Nemo Allen

The Dining Table, by Sheng-Ting, Shen

Valiente, by David Roberts