Hunter MFA student Yehui Zhao received one of seven prestigious scholarships awarded annually to New York-area film, television, and media-production students by the nonprofit New York Women in Film & Television.
Zhao, an Integrated Media Arts major whose work explores women's history and folklore, has had work shown at DOC NYC, Prismatic Ground, Asian American International Film Festival, Festival of Animated Objects, Timeless Awards, and other programs. Zhao also is the art director of 128 Lit, an international art and literary magazine, and is working on her first feature-length documentary.
“We are thrilled to recognize and welcome this talented group of young content producers and filmmaking professionals to the NYWIFT community,” said NYWIFT CEO and Hunter alumna Cynthia Lopez ’89. Lopez also has served as a Hunter College Foundation board member.
The winners received cash scholarships and were inducted as members of the organization’s Next Wave emerging professionals program. Besides Hunter, the scholarships were presented to students of Brooklyn College, City College, Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, New York University, Stony Brook University, and the Academy for Careers in Television & Film.