Film Studies

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UNCW Professor Receives Prestigious NC Artist Fellowship Award

August 10, 2016

The North Carolina Arts Council has awarded a 2016 NC Artist Fellowship to Shannon Silva, an associate professor in the UNCW Film Studies department.

“We’re extremely proud of Shannon’s accomplishment” said Film Studies department chair Dave Monahan. “This honor recognizes an impressive record of achievement in a variety of creative roles across multiple expressive filmic approaches -- all of which she has used to train and mentor our students.”

NC Artist Fellowships are designed to support the creative development of North Carolina artists and the creation of new work. With only two awards in the Film/Video category, the fellowship is a prodigious honor. Silva will use the $10,000 award to fund the completion of her most recent film project, “Baby Oil.”  The short narrative, set in 1978, focuses on two sisters stranded at a trailer in rural North Carolina during a severe storm.  The film, shot this summer in Leland, NC, with a crew composed mostly of students, is currently in post-production.