Matt Gannon / Washington, D.C.
Matt Gannon is a senior at Dartmouth College, where he researches how collaborative documentary filmmaking can reduce the stigmatization of people experiencing homelessness and people who are incarcerated. As a Marshall Scholar, he plans to pursue an MA in Sociology at the University of Manchester and an MA in Film Directing at the University of Edinburgh. Named a John Robert Lewis Scholar, Matt's multimedia advocacy at the ACLU of Maryland and at Street Sense Media has focused on repealing unjust prison policies, reforming police practices, and ending the criminalization of homelessness. This portfolio offers a few examples of his 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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