The finalists listed below were selected to receive $8,000 each to fund their film projects. The selection committee believes each of them presents a specific vision for the exploration of truly interesting and dynamic themes. Previews of the three finalists were screened during NIAF’s 42nd Anniversary Gala Weekend, on November 4, 2017, and the winner “Italian American Baseball Family” by Roberto Angotti was announced during the Gala Awards Dinner.
The Italian American Baseball Family
A Film Studies Major at Claremont McKenna, whose documentary film
The Italian American Baseball Family will relate how Italian Americans
assimilated into popular culture through America’s favorite pastime.