Miguel J. Soliman, Class of 2017

Miguel J. Soliman is a professional filmmaker from Jersey City. He is Latino-American, of Ecuadorian, Honduran, and Palestinian decent. Passionate and adventurous --Miguel sets himself apart by being an independent, international filmmaker. His work, as diverse as he, spans from comedies, to dramas, to horror films. Miguel has also written, produced, assistant directed and edited fiction films as well as documentaries in the US and abroad. Miguel earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Film Directing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2015. He earned a Master of Professional Studies in Directing from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2017. He also studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Movie Link

Mateo Marquez, Class of 2019

Mateo Márquez is a director, writer, and producer from New York City. His body of work includes narrative, commercial, and music video content that have garnered attention in the U.S and abroad. He holds a Masters in Directing from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in Film from Hunter College. He was a 2015 BAFTA Scholarship recipient and 2019 School of Visual Arts’ Alumni Scholarship Award winner. Mateo challenges perceptions of inclusion and isolation in storytelling. He is currently in development of his first feature film. Movie Link

Rujiroj Thanasankittiwat, Class of 2017

Rujiroj Thanasankittiwat is a film writer and director from Thailand. His interest in storytelling began in the theater when he volunteered for the Makhampom Foundation. There, he produced community and educational theater productions. While an undergraduate studying Mass Communication, Rujiroj began acting and directing street theater. After more than 10 years on the stage, he began to experiment in film. Rujiroj has produced, written, and directed several short films. His short films, “Pui (2014)” and “The Eyes (2015)”, were screened at film festivals worldwide, including Slamdance Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Palm Springs International Short Fest, and Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival. He received his Masters degree in the MPS Directing program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Movie Link

Seungwon Park, Class of 2019

Seungwon Gio Park is a film director and production designer based in NYC. Originally from South Korea, he has his bachelors degree in Technical Theater and Design from Brooklyn College and is currently working towards his Masters in film at the School of Visual Arts. His production design work includes SUNNYSIDE (Best Fiction, Cannes Short Film Corner), Picnic (Manhattan Film Festival, Brooklyn Short Film Festival, Korea American Film Festival), HOLE (CUNY Asian Film Festival). His main goal is to tell challenging, visually diverse stories with his unique and refined style set in both The US and Korea.