It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! After much deliberation by our panel of all-star judges, we’ve reached a decision and are ready to share the good news.
Just to remind you, our winners were selected in two categories: Short Doc (under 15 min) and Feature Doc (15-60min). The first place prize goes to The Time Machine by Mark Kendall (School of Visual Arts) in the short doc category and Waiting for Women by Estephan Wagnes (National Film and TV School) in the feature doc category. The two runner-ups were Tightly Knit by Jenni Nelson, Stanford University (short doc) and Women of Steel by Priyanka Prunti, NYU, (feature doc). Congratulations to all!
These four films will be showcased on telegraph21 in September and directors win a grab bag of prizes from our contest sponsors!
Here’s a little background on our grand prize winners’ films:
Waiting for Women is a heart-warming documentary, about the remote Spanish village of ‘Riofrio´. Director Estephan Wagnes will receive a mentorship with award-winning directors Joe Berlinger, in New York or Jessica Sanders, in Los Angeles.
The Time Machine tells the story of Wilfredo Alvarez, a Honduran man who immigrated to America 11 years ago who works in a small watch shop in Grand Central Terminal. This inspirational story reminds us that time is a human invention and as winner of the short doc category, it will be screened at Rooftop Films at 8pm of Friday, July 2nd on the Old American Can Factory rooftop in Brooklyn.
We received entries from students across the US, UK and Spain. We’d like to thank all the contestants for their hard work and stay tuned for upcoming contests on telegraph21!