Faren Humes



Awards & Recognition

Sundance Institute Knight Fellow

1 of 4 fellows chosen to pitch and develop project at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. 

Sundance Screenwriters Intensive, Miami, Fl 2015

Selected participant in Knight-sponsored screenwriter's lab. 

NBC Universal Finalist, New York, NY August 2014

FinalistProducer of short film, Seventh Grade, that garnered top 12 position amongst 1,200 applicants.

Essence Magazine Short Film Contest, Los Angeles, CA 2014

Winner of the Discovery Award by national publication Essence Magazine.

Director’s Guild of America Student Film Awards, NY, NY 2012 

Our Rhineland,  First Place, African American Category, East Region

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Los Angeles, CA 2012 

Our Rhineland, 3rd Place, Student Emmy/College Television Award


Macho (short) Miami, Fl 2016

Official Selection, Blackstar Film Festival 2016

Our Rhineland (short) Tallahassee, FL 2011


Best Narrative Short: Pan African Film & Arts Festival, Los Angeles, February 7-18, 2013

Winner, Student Emmy or College Television Award, Third Place in the Drama category, Hollywood, CA, March 31, 2012

First Place in the college narrative competition, Palm Beach International Film Festival Student Showcase of Films awards ceremony, March 14, 2012

African-American Category Award Winner, East Region: DGA Student Film Festival Awards, NYC, December 1, 2011

Selected for screening: Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase, Orlando, November 19-20, 2011

Jury Selection Winner: Brouhaha Film and Video Showcase, Orlando, November 19-20, 2011
"Best of Brouhaha" Florida Film Festival, April 13-22, 2012

Official Selection: Stony Brook Film Festival, New York, July 19-28, 2012

Official Selection: San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 15-17, 2012

Official Selection: La Femme Film Festival, Los Angeles, October 11-14, 2012

Official Selection: Jacksonville Film Festival, November 1-4, 2012

Official Selection: Athena Film Festival at Barnard College, New York City, Feb 7-10, 2013

Official Selection: Pan African Film and Arts Festival, Los Angeles, February 7-18, 2013.

Official Selection: Rochester International Film Festival, also know as Movies on a Shoestring, New York, April 25-27, 2013

Official Selection: Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, April 24-28, 2013

Moonlight (feature) Miami, Fl 2015

Location Manager

Plan B/ A24 feature film helmed by award-winning director Barry Jenkins & producer Adele Romanski.  Oversaw and managed the acquisition of film sites and permitting for over 25 locations.

Swimming in the Skin You’re In (short) Miami, FL 2014

Art Director

*Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival

Seventh Grade (short) New York, NY 2013


Winner of 2014 ESSENCE Discovery Award

Finalist, 2014 NBCU Short Film Fest

Official Selection at Austin Film Festival, 2014

Troop 491  (feature) Richmond, VA 2012

Production Designer, Creative director of visual aesthetic of film via props, wardrobe, makeup and hair. 

World Ballet (promo) Tallahassee, FL 2011

Director/ Videographer for promotional video for Tallahassee-based dance company.  Shooter, director & editor for promotional event.

The Riley House (promo) Tallahassee, FL 2011

Director, Contracted director for non-profit museum promotional.  Oversaw storyboarding, actor directorial, research and document procurement.


Florida State university, College of motion Picture Arts

MFA in Film, 2011

University of Florida, School of Journalism

BS in Telecommunication Production, 2008


Miami Dade College 2014-Present

Adjunct Professor, Professor of Intro to Film. Fostered and facilitated  a learning environment for over 30 students. Planned and conducted lectures.  Devised the practical application of film fundamentals.  Guided weekly group field shooting projects; culminating in a screening of noteworthy short films.

Summer Institute for the Gifted 2015-Present

Film Instructor, Lead instructor for “The Art of Short Filmmaking”.  Through a mix of film examples, lectures and hands-on application I teach 9 to 17 year-olds the fundamentals of filmmaking and editing in a condensed yet challenging three-week course.

Morgan State University Baltimore, MD 2013 

Film Videographer for the promotional documentary for Baltimore-based charter school, NACA. Conducted interviews, in charge of videography, lighting and camera composition.

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