The DC government Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded $25,000 in artist grants to American University School of Communication alumni and adjunct faculty.
Two alumni of the graduate film program, Yi Chen and Emiliano Ruprah, were recipients of the fellowship grant for Media.
Recipients of the Visual Arts grant include adjunct professorial lecturers Alexandra Silverthorne, Terri Weifenbach and Nancy Daly.
The Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP) offers fellowships to individual artists whose artistic excellence significantly contributes to the District of Columbia as a world class cultural capital. AHFP recognizes the impact of individual artists within the District of Columbia and supports the vitality that those artists bring to the local community.
Check out a trailer for Yi Chen's film (and a playlist of all her Chinatown films):