Awards in Cinema Studies

Cinema and Media Studies Thesis Prize
Awarded for the best senior thesis written by a Cinema & Media Studies major.

Cinema and Media Studies Essay Prize
Awarded for the best research paper written in a Cinema & Media Studies course.

Cinema and Media Studies Screenwriting Prize
Awarded for the best screenplay written by a Penn undergraduate.

Cinema and Media Studies Student Activity Prize
Awarded for outstanding extracurricular service to Cinema & Media Studies and to cinema and media culture at Penn.

Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Service
Awarded for outstanding extracurricular service to Cinema & Media Studies and to cinema and media culture at Penn.

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2016-17 Dick Wolf Cinema & Media Studies Awards
Best Honor Thesis : Chelsea Cylnder, C'17 | Emily Fitzpatrick, C'17
Best Essay : Jameson Mah, W’19
Best Screenplay : Tahir Bell, C’17

Best Student Activity : Michael Prendergast, C’18 | Xiaoyu (Sheryl) Yang, C’17
Best Graduate Student Service: Iggy Cortez, Graduate Student in History of Art   

2015-16 Dick Wolf Cinema & Media Studies Awards
Best Honor Thesis : N/A
Best Essay : Benjamin Finkel, C'17
Best Screenplay : Michael Lobman, C'17
Best Student Activity : Melissa Parker, C'16 | Xiaoyu (Sheryl) Yang, C'17

2014-15 Dick Wolf Cinema & Media Studies Awards
Best Honor Thesis : Samuel Horn, C'15 | Muhammad Naqvi, C'15
Best Essay : Samantha Sharon, C'15
Best Screenplay : Michael (Kent) Sariano, C'15
Best Student Activity : Heather Holmes, C'15 | Caroline Yost, C'15

2013-14 Dick Wolf Cinema & Media Studies Awards
Best Honor Thesis : Olivia Rutigliano, C'14
Best Essay : Megan Reilly, C'14
Best Screenplay : Julius (Harrison) Macks, C'14
Best Student Activity : Gary Kafer, C'14

2012-13 Dick Wolf Cinema & Media Studies Awards
Best Honor Thesis : Deirdre Bullard, C'13
Best Essay : Gary Kafer, C'14
Best Screenplay : Timothy Delaney, C13 | Jaycee Gruszecki, C13
Best Student Activity : Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, C'14 | Jason Jadick, C'14

2011-12 Dick Wolf Cinema & Media Studies Awards
Best Honor Thesis : Anthony Xie, C'12
Best Essay : Steven Green, C'12
Best Screenplay : Jamie Napoli, C'12 | Sandra Sohn CE'12
Best Student Activity : Tamar Lisbona, CW'12 | Alexander Niculescu, C'12

2010-11 Dick Wolf Cinema & Media Studies Awards
Best Honor Thesis : Michael Gold, C'11
Best Essay : Eliana Ritts, CW'12 | Jousha Roberts, C'11
Best Screenplay : Tyler J. Stanley, C'11
Best Student Activity : Tamar Lisbona, CW'12 | Mary (Molly) Mitchell, C'11 | Adrian Pelliccia, C'11 | Sarah Stoecker, C'11

2009-10 Flesch Cinema Studies Awards
Best Honor Thesis : Allison Seelig, C'10
Best Essay : Peter Ceretti, C'10 | Michael Gold, C'11
Best Screenplay : Benjamin Brooke, C'10
Best Student Activity : Abigail Hinsman, C'10 | Sarah Stoecker, C'11

2008-09 Flesch Cinema Studies Awards
Best Honor Thesis : Sara Gold, C'09
Best Essay : Nikolas Stergiopoulos, C'12 | Harrison Unger, C'10
Best Screenplay : Kevin McMullin, C'09
Best Student Activity : Kendall Hoechst, C'09

2007-08 Flesch Cinema Studies Awards
Best Honor Thesis : Andrew Carl, C'08 | Stephanie Ross, C'08
Best Essay : Lauren Berg, C'08
Best Screenplay : Brett Brenner, C'08
Best Student Activity : Jason Gurwin, W'08 | Andrew Mangano, C'08 | Yanik Ruiz-Ramon, C'10

2006-07 Flesch Cinema Studies Awards
Best Honor Thesis : Reem Hilu, C'07
Best Essay : Amanda Rubenstein, C'07
Best Screenplay : Jeffrey Wajcs, E'08
Best Student Activity : Andrew Mangano, C'08

 

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