Matt Gannon / Manchester, U.K.
As a Marshall Scholar, I study sociology at the University of Manchester, researching the structural causes of homelessness. I am a graduate of Dartmouth College, where I researched how collaborative documentary filmmaking can reduce the stigmatization of unhoused people. Named a John Robert Lewis Scholar, my multimedia advocacy has focused on repealing unjust prison and parole policies, reforming police practices, and ending the criminalization of homelessness. This portfolio offers a few examples of my documentary, artistic, and freelance film projects.
Film Festivals and Awards:
DC Shorts (Official Selection, Largest East Coast Short Film Festival); CINE Golden Eagle Award (Finalist, past recipients include Ron Howard); Global Impact Film Festival (Best Student Documentary); C-SPAN StudentCam, (1st Place, Fan Favorite); Youth Media Festival (Montgomery County Youth Media Festival (Best High School Documentary);Best Student Film); TIVA Peer Awards (Gold Award for Best Student Film); DC Independent Film Festival (Official Selection); All-American High School Film Festival (Official Selection); Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Official Selection); Socially Relevant Film Festival ( Official Selection); Harvard College Film Festival (Official Selection); Global Impact Festival (Nominated Best Student Film, Official Selection). Maurice H. Rapf Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Studies (Dartmouth College).
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