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BAFTA Student Film Awards Shortlists Film by NYFA MFA Documentary Filmmaking Student Drama Del Rosario

BAFTA Student Film Awards Shortlists Film by New York Film Academy MFA Documentary Filmmaking Student Drama Del Rosario

May 8, 2018 BAFTA Student Film Awards Shortlists Film by NYFA MFA Documentary Filmmaking Student Drama Del Rosario

In This Family, a short documentary film by current New York Film Academy (NYFA) Documentary Filmmaking MFA student Drama Del Rosario, has made it onto the short list for BAFTA’s Student Film Awards!

This year marked a great expansion in BAFTA’s student programming, with the prestigious institution inviting 111 schools worldwide to nominate the best of the best. As BAFTA explains, "this year’s shortlisted 60 films have been selected from the 469 submissions by students at film schools in 35 countries across the world." It is an effort in cooperation with BAFTA’s Access for All campaign, "a commitment to ensuring that talented individuals are offered a clear pathway to careers in the entertainment industry, uninhibited by background, demographics or personal circumstance."

The increased competition means that Del Rosario’s film is truly among the cream of the crop from the top film schools across the globe, achieving this recognition in the midst of BAFTA’s most competitive event, ever.

Hailing from Manila, Philippines, Drama Del Rosario is a documentarian who focuses in his work on complex themes surrounding culture, religion, commercialization, and LGBTQ+ issues.

In This Family is a 12-minute short that tells the story of one Filipino family’s reaction to finding out their son is gay, weaving in the filmmaker’s own story to offer a stunning perspective into the journey of coming out and finding acceptance in the larger fabric of a very traditionally Catholic society. He is currently completing his MFA degree in Documentary Filmmaking at NYFA Los Angeles.

The BAFTA shortlist will eventually be whittled down to a final three, and those films will be shown at a gala event at the Ace Hotel/Theater in downtown Los Angeles on June 29, where the audience will vote on the winners.

Congratulations to Drama Del Rosario for competing in 2018’s BAFTA Student Film Awards!

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