The Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival celebrates the work of students graduating from the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism.  2017 marks our very first graduating class. Our talented students have spent nearly a year developing their own short films for the festival. Each student has directed his or her own documentary, collaborating with…

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Documentary Journalism senior Marc Nemcik is interning a Filmmaker Magazine this summer.  The publication is allowing Nemcik to contribute some content, including interviews with filmmakers.  This month, Nemcik spoke with sound designer Lawrence Everson about his work on the new Ross Bros.’ documentary, Contemporary Color.  The film chronicles the renowned color guard competition as it…

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A documentary directed by Missouri School of Journalism graduate student Yuting Jiang won the Best Short Documentary award at the QFest NJ LGBT Film & Digital Media Festival in April. The film, Mazy, is about a transgender girl in the St. Louis area struggling to understand herself and fit in to the world around her.

The opening of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism marked the first time that journalism students are able to study in the new Documentary Journalism interest area and receive specific training to work making and supporting documentaries and other non-fiction work. The inaugural Murray Center class is…

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Missouri School of Journalism students Varun Bajaj, Adam Dietrich and Kellan Marvin premiered their short film Concerned Student 1950 in front of an audience of True/False festival-goers in the Missouri Theatre. Original members of Concerned Student 1950 joined the directors on stage before the screening. Filmmaker Spike Lee was also in attendance for the showing….

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