Professor Cheryl Dunye named recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship for 2016
The SF State School of Cinema is thrilled to announce that Professor Cheryl Dunye has been named a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2016 in the field of Filmmaking. Please take a moment to congratulate her on this wonderful recognition of her achievements in filmmaking.
Professor Dunye is one of 175 Fellows honored this year out of 3000 applicants. Dunye is a native of Liberia, and holds an MFA from Rutgers University. She has made over 15 films including "Mommy is Coming", "The Owls", Miramax’s ""My Baby's Daddy", and HBO’s "Stranger Inside" which garnered her an Independent Spirit award nomination for best director. Dunye’s debut film, "The Watermelon Woman", was awarded the Teddy at the Berlinale in 1996 and was recently restored by Outfest’s UCLA Legacy Project for the films’ 20th anniversary celebration in 2016.