SFUAD Film School Sophomore Wins a Regional Rocky Mountain Emmy® Award

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Only film from New Mexico to win in the College/University Student Production category

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Lauren McDaniel


Santa Fe, N.M.—October 28, 2015—Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) film major Joe Carter (’18) recently won a Regional Rocky Mountain Emmy® Award for Best Editing (Student Production Category) on his short film, “Disappearance.” It was the only film from New Mexico to win an award in the College/University Student Production category, and was also a selection in the just-concluded Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Each year the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Chapters across the country recognize and reward excellence in their broadcasting communities, with the Regional Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards Gala taking place in Arizona this October.

Carter shot the film on his Canon​ T5i, the camera every incoming student receives when they enroll at SFUAD as part of the university’s ‘Camera in Every Hand’ program. This year The Film School at SFUAD gave new students an even newer model, the Canon T6i.

“We congratulate Joe on this tremendous recognition for his film,” said Chris Eyre, chair of The Film School at SFUAD. “It is this type of accolade that our students and alumni are consistently known and recognized for, and we are proud of our role in guiding them as they strengthen their storytelling and production capabilities.”

Carter is from Walnut Creek, Calif. and is earning his BFA in Film with a specialization in Production. For more information about his work, visit

About the NATAS Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter

Since 1976 the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter has done this through the annual Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards. In the spring of each year, the chapter sends out a Call for Entries, encouraging broadcasters throughout the region to submit their best work to be considered for nomination. Those pieces are sent to another chapter to be judged by peers.

About The Film School at SFUAD

The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers a relevant, hands-on BFA curriculum that emphasizes production skills, business savvy and storytelling across multiple film and video platforms. Films such as True Grit and Cowboys & Aliens and TV dramas such as Longmire have been shot at the university’s Garson Studios, where students have the opportunity to intern on professional productions on two motion picture soundstages—at 14,000 and 7,500 square feet. The Film School also has its own 2,200-square-foot soundstage and green screen. The Screen, a popular destination within the Garson Communications Center, shows some of the greatest works of world cinema daily for students and the public.

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