Dom Fera, a sophomore in Undergraduate Film & TV in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts, won the jury award for Best Short Film at the 2012 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) for his film The End. Fera not only wrote and directed the film but he plays the lead in the supernatural love story. In addition to Best Short Film honors, the film won the Audience Favorite award in the festival’s Centerpiece Shorts screening.
NFFTY is the largest film festival in for filmmakers age 22 and under. More than 10,000 people attended this year’s event, which was held in Seattle from April 26 through April 30. The festival featured 222 films from 20 countries and 30 states. More than 1,000 films were submitted.
Fera, who also won Audience Favorite awards at NFFTY in 2010 and 2011 for his musical comedies Deck’d and Deck’d 2, 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 195,000 subscribers. His films, animations and skits have been collectively viewed more than 67 million times. Fera has written and produced seven short films and one full-length feature film, as well as numerous animations, skits, and original music.
To view Fera’s winning film and his other work, visit www.youtube.com/dominicfear