Student and Alumni Achievement

Professor Hans Charles


Film at Mason supports and trains a very diverse body of students in telling their stories and exploring the world as it really is.

Our students are presenting their work at film festivals and winning in juried competitions.

Film at Mason students and alumni are achieving recognition on a national level, from Student Academy Awards to regional Emmys.

  • Erblin Nushi was a finalist for the Student Academy Award for his senior thesis film Bini—the only undergraduate in the field of finalists.
  • Kauri George received a Capital Emmy for her senior film, Close Call, in the short form fiction category, while Bini won the Capital Emmy in the long form fiction category. 
  • Alicia Rodriguez, was awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Princess Grace Scholarship Award for her thesis experimental documentary film A Diasporic Boricua.
Kauri George and her crew on the set of her senior film Close Call.

Kauri George and her crew on the set of her senior film Close Call.