Three Recent Graduates Receive Prestigious Film Awards

FSU Film Grads

Three recent graduates of Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts have earned prestigious awards for their extraordinary creativity as film directors.

Saad Nawab, Yingxiang Huang and Clara Diez were recognized at the Directors Guild of America’s 21st annual Student Films Award Ceremony Thursday, Dec. 10, in New York City. Three of the DGA’s eight awards went to FSU alumni.

The DGA honors women, African-American, Asian-American and Latino filmmakers for their exceptional work in the film industry. The winners also will receive $2,500 along with their awards.

“As a young aspiring director, the DGA Student Film Award is a great moment in the journey of my life,” Huang said. “And every great journey has a start — for me that was FSU’s film school.”

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