CAU Student Wins Top Prize in African-American Film Critics Association Build-A-Film Challenge Celebrating HBCU Legacy
Schuyler Nickleberry, ‘20, Mass Media Arts major, to be recognized at 10th Annual AAFCA Awards, February 6 for short film paying homage to the Atlanta Student Movement
ATLANTA, GA – February 5, 2019 – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is pleased to announce that Miss Schuyler Nickleberry, a junior majoring in Mass Media Arts, has won the 2nd annual African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)’s 72 Hour Build-A-Film Challenge, sponsored by The Home Depot’s Retool Your School (RTYS) program. Ms. Nickleberry will be recognized at the 10th Annual AAFCA Awards in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019.
Schuyler was selected as a finalist after pitching her film idea with a
“I was inspired by the simple fact that we walk on very historic grounds of each campus in the AUC that our ancestors fought for. We are wrapped in an abundance of legacy and most of us are not aware of or even care about. So that's what motivated me to create such a film that portrays that,” said Schuyler Nickleberry. “I, as an active student leader on my campus and in my community, share the responsibility of helping
Since 2009, the Retool Your School Program has provided over 2.1 million dollars in campus improvement grants that allow Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to make sustainable improvements to their campuses. The African American Film Critics Association 72 Hour Build-A-Film Challenge is a nationwide creative competition for young aspiring
As the grand prize winner, Ms. Nickleberry receives an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, where she will be recognized at the 10th Annual AAFCA Awards on February 6th, 2019. The AAFCA Awards is a
Watch and share Ms. Nickleberry’s short film REBUILD here.
The African American Film Critics Association represents the leading black film critics in the world. The organization represents journalists who work in TV, radio and online, who reach a collective audience in excess of 100 million. Learn more at www.aafca.com.
About The Home Depot Retool Your School Program
The Home Depot strives to give back to our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) what they have so generously given to their communities - a strong foundation, renewed purpose, and distinctive character. Since 2009, the Retool Your School Program has provided over 2.1 million dollars in campus improvement grants that allow HBCUs to make sustainable improvements to their campuses. Learn more at retoolyourschool.com.
About Clark Atlanta University
Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access to academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic