Stanford again named top documentary program in TheWrap's annual film school ranking
TheWrap has published its list of Top 50 Film Schools for 2023, with Stanford ranking 15th overall:
If documentaries are your thing, there’s hardly a better place than Stanford. And your first project could be documenting the “Hunger Games”-esque contest to get into the intensive two-year program: Only six to eight students are admitted each year and the odds are no better than 15 to 1. But once in, the rewards are great. Every student is fully funded (including a housing stipend, which is about $12.5K this year) and makes three shorts their first year and one longer, 20-minute doc in the second year. Because of the small size, everyone’s a jack-of-all-trades, shooting, editing, producing, serving as crew. Notable alumni include Elizabeth Lo (“Stray”), Reid Davenport (“I Didn’t See You There”) and David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg (“Bill Nye: Science Guy”). Keep a lookout for recent grads Paloma Martinez, Elivia Shaw, Aurora Brachman, Michael Workman and Adrian Burrell, who all won major awards for their student films.