Faculty Spotlight ~ Jeff Van Hanken

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2009-2010 Achievements

TU Film Studies Assistant Professor, Jeff Van Hanken wrote and co-produced feature film, "The Legend of Billy Fail."  2009-2010 awards and honors for this feature film include: 

  • Four Spirit Awards at the International Cherokee Film Festival
  • "Best Feature Drama" at the Trail Dance Film Festival
  • "Award of Excellence" at the Three Rivers Film Festival
  • Award Nominee for, "Best of Environment and Ecology" category at the International Christian Film Festival
  • "Opening Night Film" at the Tulsa United Film Festival
  • "Official Selection" at the 64th Annual Film and Video Society Association, August 10-14, 2010 in Burlington, Vermont

Jeff Van Hanken won a First Place Award for the Magazine Column Writing, Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma Chapter.  Professor Van Hanken was also selected for a Panel Presentation, 2010 Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 50th Annual Conference, commencing March 17-20, 2010 in Los Angeles.  The paper was titled: "History Written in Riot: Confronting issues of Authenticity While Building a Documentary Archive for the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation in Tulsa, Oklahoma






Carmen Schaar-Walden