Students and Alumni
The Watkinson film program began in 2011. Watkinson students who have actively participated in the program have been accepted to and/or gone on to study film at Bard, Pratt, Emerson College, Oberlin, Wesleyan, University of Hartford, DigiPen Institute of Technology and Yale. Our students won the grand jury prize at the Greater Hartford Youth Film Festival in 2013 and 2014, and their films have been selected by the City of Hartford to be screened as part of their Free Movies After Dark Program.
Field Trips and Guest Speakers
Students have had the privilege of meeting Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of HBO; having master classes with Hillary Cohen ’03, assistant director on Mad Men and Damian Volpe, sound designer on numerous films including Winter’s Bone, St. Vincent, and Drive; and skyping with David Hemingson ‘82, veteran TV producer perhaps best known for Kitchen Confidential and Just Shoot Me.