2022 Arts at Dartmouth Awardees

Maurice H. Rapf Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Studies

This award honors the legacy and contribution of Maurice Rapf '35, professor and friend. It is given to a graduating Dartmouth senior for significant achievement and contribution to the function of Film and Media Studies over the span of their undergraduate years. The award may be given to a student or students who produced superior films or videos, but may also be given for outstanding scholarship.

Jael J. Campbell '22
Emily Charland '19
Matthew T. Gannon Jr. '22
Spencer Ryan Locke '22

Dominique Mobley '22
Anastasia Perez Ternent '22

The James Joseph Kaplan Filmmaker of the Year Award
The James Joseph Kaplan Filmmaker of the Year award was established in February 2010 to honor and continue the legacy and extraordinary spirit of student, and friend, Jay Kaplan, Class of 2002.  The award is given to a senior who thrives on the craft of filmmaking, bringing passion, creativity, imagination, and a strong work ethic to their work. They may also possess some of the qualities that Jay exemplified, including acting with kindness, generosity, love and respect, humor, humility, and inspiring and encouraging others.

Khonzumthetho Masuku '22

The John P. Wolfenden Award in Film and Media Studies
John grew up in North Carolina but visited Hanover every year. He knew at an early age that he wanted to go to Dartmouth and never wavered in that aspiration. At Dartmouth, he particularly enjoyed courses in philosophy and the creative use of computers in music. After a semester helping a friend who was majoring in film, he found that he greatly enjoyed scripting a story, one frame at a time, using sound to support the narrative line. After graduating from Dartmouth in 1992, John completed a degree in the American Film Institute and went on to enjoy many years of work in Los Angeles, editing television programs and documentaries.

Lauryn Ashley Nicole King '22
Eduardo Hernandez Lopez '22


Alexander Laing Memorial Writing Award for the Best Original Screenplay by a Dartmouth Undergraduate
This award was established in 1978 by screenwriter-novelist Stephen Geller '62 in honor of his friend and mentor, Professor Alexander Laing, who was killed in a bicycle accident in 1978. Laing '25 was a poet, novelist, and Professor of Belles Lettres at Dartmouth. This award has been funded in recent years by friends of Film and Media Studies. The criteria for judgment, according to the original donor, were to be a) vastness or pertinence of theme; b) clarity of narrative and psychological line; c) relevance of language — through narrative and character — to thematic purpose.

Feature Screenplay First Place: Five/Four by Elijah Czysz '22
Feature Screenplay Second Place:
Same Boat by Cecilia Zugel '21
Feature Screenplay Third Place: Duty, Honor, Country by Dominique Mobley '22
Feature Screenplay Honorable Mention:
Too Many Cooks by Charlie Palsho '22

Pilot Screenplay First Place: Out of Touch by Eva Klein '21
Pilot Screenplay Second Place:
Comfortable by Mary Winters '22
Pilot Screenplay Third Place:
Anonymous Library by Valeria Pereira Quinteros '24
Pilot Screenplay Honorable Mention:
Hunch by Spencer Ryan Locke '22

Short Script First Place: Geri at the Counter by Penelope Spurr '24
Short Script Second Place:
Outgoing Tide by Sammy Bonasso '24
Short Script Third Place:
How the World Rids Itself of Exceptional Artists by Hudson Rogers '25
Short Script Honorable Mention:
Forgive or Forget by Katie Bartolino '25

Marcus Heiman–Martin R. Rosenthal '56 Achievement Awards in the Creative Arts

The late Samuel R. Rosenthal, lawyer and supporter of the Ravinia Festival in Ravinia, Illinois, endowed these awards in 1959. The award is named after both Samuel Rosenthal's uncle, Marcus Heiman, and Mr. Rosenthal's late son, Martin R. Rosenthal '56, killed tragically in an automobile accident in 1976. Marcus Heiman, 1883-1957, was owner and operator of several midwestern vaudeville theaters and founder of the Orpheum Circuit, the Keith Orpheum Circuit and Radio Keith Orpheum Theater Company (RKO). In the 1930s he founded and became the head of United Booking Office, which booked plays for legitimate theaters throughout the country, and also participated in the production of many plays. The awards are to be used to "promote the work in the creative arts to be carried on in the educational program of the Hopkins Center"

Elijah Thompson Czysz '22

Congratulations to all, we are so proud of you!

2022 Arts Awards Ceremony Program
Ninety-one standouts in music, theater, studio art, film and media, dance, and arts administration received awards. (PDF)