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Freshman Filmmaker Wins 2011 National Film Festival for Talented Youth Award

May 11, 2011

Dom Fera, 19, a freshman in Undergraduate Film & TV in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts, recently won the Audience Favorite Award at the 2011 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) for his short film, Deck'd 2, a Christmas musical comedy he wrote and directed.  NFFTY is the largest film festival—nearly 10,000 film fans attended this year—in the world for filmmakers age 22 and under.  

NFFTY award-winners are recognized as some of the most talented young filmmakers. This year’s competition featured 225 films from 40 states and 20 countries.  Last year, Fera's short film, Deck'd, also won an NFFTY Audience Favorite Award.

Fera stars in Deck'd 2 with Tisch Drama student Samantha Clark.  He began making movies at age 11 and launched a YouTube channel at age 14 to gain an audience for his work. Today, his channel has more than 147,000 subscribers and he is currently one of the most subscribed YouTube directors. His films, animations and skits have been collectively viewed more than 48 million times.  Fera has written and produced five short films and one full-length feature film, in addition to numerous animations and skits.

To view Fera's work online, visit www.youtube.com/dominicfear.

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Freshman Filmmaker Wins 2011 National Film Festival for Talented Youth Award

Dom Fera (left) at the 2011 National Film Festival For Talented Youth


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