Student Work

Documentaries created at Medill under the guidance of Professor Brent E. Huffman have gone on to win Student Academy Awards, National College Emmys, Society of Professional Journalists Awards, Hearst Journalism Awards, Press Association Awards and have premiered at major film festivals like Cannes, American Documentary Film Festival, Tribeca, etc. 

These student films have also premiered nationally on PBS and in online outlets like The Atlantic, Time, Business Insider, The Today Show, National Geographic, Fusion, Al Jazeera, WBEZ, etc.

Documentary alums work as directors, producers, editors, and cinematographers at prestigious outlets like VICE, The Discovery Channel, The New York Times, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The Today Show, The Atlantic, TIME, CNN Films, The Ford Foundation, PBS Newshour, Kartemquin, HBO Docs, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, Al Jazeera, The Today Show, etc.




Six Medill student documentaries premiere at the prestigious American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs

Medill documentary premieres on Al Jazeera:

Medill documentary selected for the Tribeca Film Institute Network:


Two Medill Documentaries Win Chicago Collge Emmys:


Watch Recent Student Documentaries Featured on various media outlets:


"From Damascus to Chicago" by Colleen Cassingham and Alex Lederman

Parkour as Protest in Kashmir by Roberto Drilea and Sanya Mansoor

"A Cuban Homecoming After 50 Years"

by Raquel Zaldivar