Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY Wins Best International Documentary at Netherlands CampusDoc Student Film Festival

The annual summer CampusDoc Film Festival, founded in 2010 at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, School of Journalism (The Netherlands), showcases student films that exemplify the best in documentary journalism.

Since opening the festival to international submissions in 2014, CUNY J-School was consistently among the highest ranked at the festival which includes submissions from South Africa, Canada, China, Qatar and England. Utrecht University of Applied Sciences professors and advisors Brian Maston and John Driedonks have worked in close collaboration with Newmark School of Journalism documentary film professor Sabrina Schmidt Gordon to bring the best student work from the school to an international audience. Past winners include Fighting the Cloud by Nathan Place (2014), Down the River by Nele Dehnenkamp (2015), Super Bronx Boys by Andrew Caringi (2016), and Different Names for Bullying (2017). This summer, Prodigal Father, by Robert Exley won the 2018 award for Best International Documentary. The CUNY J-School winners are all students from the Documentary Program, directed by Professor Yoruba Richen.

CampusDoc Film Festival is committed to giving talented young students a podium. Documentaries screened at CampusDoc have been selected for many prestigious international film festivals and have made their way to broadcast television. For more information visit us at