FilmWorks 2020 Awards

In Events, Film & Video by Ben Tusher

UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s FilmWorks awards:


Best Picture

Together or Separate?


Acting in a Leading Role

Gwen Benitez for The Resistance


Acting in a Supporting Role

Rodrigo Jimenez for Brussel Sprouts Film A


Best Screenplay

Kalyn Lee for The Resistance pilot



Sophia Reynolds for Brussel Sprouts Film A



Ethan Sanchez for Be Yourself


Production Design

Mina Vazirian for She Got Laid


Makeup, Hairstyling, and Costume Design

Amber Edmondson for The Resistance



Ethan Sanchez for Be Yourself


Music Original Score

Jason Tse and Robert Casillas for The Resistance



Kelland LiNikolas VanBattumRockford MooreMina VazirianTiffanie MelgarKarla Menendez, and Kathy Chacon for The Resistance


Special Jury Award for Body of Work in Acting

Jennifer de los Santos


Special Jury Award for Body of Work

Ellie Villa


Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast

Yue (Arena) Zhang, Robert GallegosJosiah Cajudo, and Gwen Benitez for The Resistance