Posts Tagged ‘Sundance Film Festival’

Duke/CDS Alum Ryan White and Ben Cotner Awarded 2014 United States Artists Fellowship

Duke/CDS Alum Ryan White and Ben Cotner Awarded 2014 United States Artists Fellowship

We are thrilled to congratulate Duke University and Center for Documentary Studies alumni Ryan White (’04) and Ben Cotner, who have been awarded a 2014 United States Artists Fellowship from the nonprofit arts organization United States Artists. The directing and producing duo were nominated for the prestigious $50,000 award following the success of their documentary film about California’s Proposition 8 […]


Full Frame Screens “The Case Against 8” as Part of NC Pride 2014

Full Frame Screens "The Case Against 8" as Part of NC Pride 2014

On September 26, in celebration of NC Pride 2014, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will present a free outdoor screening of festival favorite The Case Against 8 at Durham’s Central Park. Screening starts at dusk and is free and open to the public. Duke University and Center for Documentary Studies alumni Ryan White (’04) and Ben Cotner directed The Case […]


Duke/CDS Alum Ryan White Wins the Sundance Film Festival’s Documentary Directing Award

Duke/CDS Alum Ryan White Wins the Sundance Film Festival's Documentary Directing Award

Big congratulations are in order for Duke University alum Ryan White (’04) and Ben Cotner, who won the Directing Award / U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival for The Case Against 8. White and Cotner’s film follows the legal battle to defeat California’s Proposition 8, which revoked same-sex marriage rights in the state. Following the plaintiffs’ […]


Out On DVD: 2011 CDS Filmmaker Award Winner, “How to Die in Oregon”

The winner of numerous honors, including the 2011 CDS Filmmaker Award and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries, How to Die in Oregon has been commercially released on DVD by Docurama Films . In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide, an option that more than 500 Oregonians have taken. Filmmaker Peter Richardson examines both […]


Free Master Class With Award-Winning Filmmaker Sam Pollard at the Center for Documentary Studies, Saturday, January 14

Free Master Class With Award-Winning Filmmaker Sam Pollard at the Center for Documentary Studies, Saturday, January 14

Distinguished filmmaker Sam Pollard will visit Durham over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend to lead a free master class at the Center for Documentary Studies, a rare opportunity for students and film fans to learn about the craft from a veteran filmmaker. Pollard will show pieces from the Katrina documentary When the Levees Broke: […]