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AFI Thesis Films Win Five College Television Awards

Graduates from the AFI Conservatory’s Class of 2014 are already winning awards.

AFI’s most recent alumni won five out of 16 awards — more than any other film school — at this year’s prestigious 36th College Television Awards, hosted by the Television Academy.

Winners of these awards, which mirror the Emmy Awards®, were selected by active members of the Television Academy from over 1,000 entries from over 150 film schools nationwide.

Henry Hughes took home the Directing award for DAY ONE and Michael Steiner, the film’s producer, took home the Drama award. DAY ONE is about a U.S. Army interpreter who is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker on her first day in Afghanistan.

Producer/Writer Melissa Hoppe was presented with the Children’s Program award for the film STEALTH and producer Trevor Worley took home the top prize for Comedy with the film MARTIAN AMERICAN.

STEALTH is a heartwarming story of a brave, transgender tween. In MARTIAN AMERICAN, a lonely Martian starts a new life in Los Angeles but finds his resolve shaken by adversity, culture shock and self-doubt.

Hoppe was also awarded the Seymour Bricker Humanitarian Scholarship for her film STEALTH which best highlighted a humanitarian concern.

Watch the filmmakers accept their respective honors below.

 Henry Hughes is awarded the 1st place Directing Award by Sarah Paulson:

Michael Steiner is awarded 1st place in Drama by Benito Martinez:

Melissa Hoppe is awarded 1st place in Children’s Program by Reid Scott:

Trevor Worley is awarded 1st place in the Comedy Program by Steve Levitan:

Melissa Hoppe is announced as the winner of the 2015 Bricker Humanitarian Award by Matt Bomer:

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