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Stanford student films win at BlackStar Film Festival

Thesis films by Adrian Burrell and Aurora Brachman win top honors for short docs at BlackStar
Still from Still Waters (2021) by Aurora Brachman

Student films from our program took top short documentary awards at the 2022 Black Star Film Festival.

Adrian Burrell’s 2021 thesis film The Game God(S) won the Best Short Documentary award. Jurors Errin Haines, Michelle Ortiz and Asad Muhammad said this in their jury statement:

The Game God(S) plays like a sermon, and is brimming with thoughtful, tender, exciting images. The perspective is unique and unexpected to the point of knocking the jury members off their seats.

Aurora Brachman's 2021 thesis film Still Waters won the Audience Award for Best Short Documentary.

Trailer for Still Waters (2021) by Aurora Brachman

The Game God(s) (2021) by Adrian Burrell

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