MICHAEL S. ROIF AWARD


The Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies is a competitive annual prize awarded to a single student or divided between two students enrolled in the University's Undergraduate Film Studies Certificate Program whose film, video, or moving-image-media work demonstrates exceptional creativity and accomplishment.

In a given year, at least one prize must be awarded for production or screenwriting. If two prizes are awarded, one may be given for a scholarly essay.

The award is based upon a gift, made by his family, in honor of Michael S. Roif, a University alumnus and film enthusiast.

NOMINATIONS

Instructors of university film/video or related courses may nominate up to two students. Students may not apply directly.

Nominees must be university Undergraduate Film Studies Certificate students who have completed a film/video/moving-image-media project in a University film/video or related course taken during the past three semesters.

Award winners must be undergraduates in good standing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at the time the award is conferred.

Nomination Form

AWARDS CEREMONY

Join us for the Awards Ceremony and reception at The Eighteenth Annual Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies for Exceptional Creativity and Accomplishment presented to Undergraduate Certificate Students in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies. Reception to follow.

When: First Friday of May

Where: Integrative Learning Center UMass

This event is free and open to the public.

ROIF AWARDS 2017

The 17th Annual Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies for Exceptional Creativity and Accomplishment presented to Undergraduate Certificate Students in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies.

BEST IN COMPETITION

Nathan Frontiero
(’17, English)
of Gloucester, Massachusetts, for
“Under the Score: Film Music as Consciousness in Under the Skin
film criticism podcast
(writer, voice)


BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Robert J. Hunt, Jr.
(’17, Communication)
of Natick, Massachusetts, for
Kevin Harrington
(writer, director, cinematographer)


BEST NARRATIVE FILM

Kevin Rogers
(’18, BDIC)
of Gloucester, Massachusetts, for
Tandem
(writer, director, cinematographer)


BEST SCREENPLAY

Jake Quinn
(’19, Marketing and BDIC)
of Attleboro, Massachusetts, for
Verbatim
(writer)