DIFT alum named best writer

Jacob Smith wins regional award for senior film project By William Lopes and Mo Juenger, Staff Writer and Editor-in-Chief When Jacob Smith graduated Xavier last summer, he packed his bags and left for Los Angeles. Months later, his move is paying off. Smith, a 2022 Xavier graduate with degrees in Digital Innovation, Film and Television and economics, has been honored by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). He was nominated for five awards and won Best Writing.  The Ohio Valley Chapter of NATAS presents annual commendations during its Student Production Awards ceremony … Continue reading DIFT alum named best writer

DIFT awards

By Griffin Brammer, Newswire Live Show Manager Two Xavier alumni have been nominated for a California-based film award for their senior documentary. Fausto Scricca and Michael Culkin are 2021 graduates with degrees in Digital Innovation, Film and Technology (DIFT). Their film, “Got Nic?” received a nomination in the Documentary, Short or Feature category for the ETHOS Awards.  The ETHOS Awards are a Los Angeles and Santa Monica-based film festival and award ceremony created by filmmaker Annabelle Munro.  “The awards show has been running for four years and is run by Hollywood industry professionals,” Culkin explained.  “(Awards) are not exclusively given … Continue reading DIFT awards