The Stanford Film Lab aims to provide students with the means, peer support and equipment to realize their documentary filmmaking dreams. We offer a space in which students can screen their work and we serve as a link between independent filmmakers in the Bay Area and students on the Stanford campus. We hope to complement any film studies courses in theory, history, rhetoric or production offered here on campus. Most of all, the SFL stresses the collective aspects of the art of filmmaking and provides a network for students interested in pursuing the documentary tradition.
We are supported by the PWR Program and the Stanford Writing Center. PWR2 students especially, are encouraged to parlay their multi-media class projects into larger real-world documentary projects. Our overall mission is to serve the Stanford undergraduate community by providing a dynamic creative space in which students can continue to develop and extend learning beyond the classroom with the use of digital video technology and new video streaming capabilities on campus.
Board of Directors
Andrea Lunsford – Director, Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Philippe Denis, Dreamworks Animation
Kristi M. Wilson – Soka University
Tomas F. Crowder-Taraborrelli – Soka University
Sangeeta Mediratta – Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Laura Ruberto – Director, Humanities Program, Berkeley City College
Donna Hunter – Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Joel Burgess – Program in Writing and Rhetoric