2018 Finalists

The Fusion Film Festival is honored to announce the Finalists for this year’s competition:

Undergraduate Film

Shiva Baby – Emma Seligman
A Butterfly Flutters its Wings – Linh Dan Nguyen Phan
Sampaguita – Shalemar Coloma

Graduate Film

Cross My Heart – Sontenish Myers
Tooth and Nail – Sara Shaw
Shelter – Na’ama Keha


Anxiety – Allison Jones
How Can You Know Where to Go If You Do Not Know Where You Have Been – Mizuki Toriya
Counting to Infinity in Groups of Three – Kelsey Black

Sight & Sound

The Stand Off – Molly Clark
Would You? – Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah
Pricks – Carolina Diz

Music Video

IUD – Mia Cioffi Henry
Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday – Kathryn Huyghue
Summertime – Carter Tate
Bedtime Stories – Becky Blackstone

Web Series

The Mistletones – Eva Curry
NAPS – Regina Hoyles
Michael & Anwar – Isabel Mitchell

Docs in the Works

Water As Industry – Katarina Pittis
Lost Cousins – Delaney Plant
Mountain, City – Ximan Ma
Rahi – Jot Sahi
New Warriors – Ellie Forman

Rising Star

How It Feels – Natalia Ferrara

Undergraduate Feature Screenplay

Shotgun – Jennifer Coates
Dorian – Grace (Ge) Gao
Riptide – Frida Katharine

Graduate Feature Screenplay

Q.U.E.E.N. – Brittany “B. Monét” Fennell
Sleeping with the Dead – Dagny Atencio Looper
Complimentary Colors – Alyssa Haddad
The Moon Rabbit – Alexandra Timmer

Undergraduate Half Hour Pilot

Red State High – Celeste Amidon
Inpatient – Emma Layden
Golden – Tamara-Nicole Johnson

Graduate Half Hour Pilot

Trivial Pursuit – Jyotsna Hariharan
Mr. Sunshine – Ashley Hague
Stage Five – Alexandra Timmer

Undergraduate Hour Pilot

Double Header – Sam Block
Ali’s Place – Alysia Anderson
Idol 3000 – Anastasia Sanger

Graduate Hour Pilot

Little Hope – Jacqueline Dow
The Adventures of Penny Patterson – Stephanie Donnelly
Back-Alley – Young Eun (Grace) Kim
Simulation – Dagny Atencio Looper
NEGUS – Daeja Jackson

Congratulations to all of the finalists!

We send thanks and appreciation to all the artists who submitted their work to the Fusion Film Festival. Our deepest thanks to our wonderful Faculty Judges!

Please join us for all three days of Fusion’s thrilling events, all free and culminating with the Competition Screening and Awards Ceremony Saturday April 7 at 6:30pm at the Cantor Film Center, where we will screen the films and announce the winners in all categories selected by our distinguished industry judges, followed by an after party at The Torch Club for all attendees.