Monica Demes, who graduated from the David Lynch MFA in 2015, has been winning awards and gaining attention at international film festivals for the film she created while a student at MUM – “Lilith’s Awakening.”
Having first won awards in the Iowa Motion Picture Association for best director, best actress, and best cinematography, her film was selected for the prestigious Internacional Film Festival of Ourense, which is one of the 10 biggest film festivals in Spain and which focuses on art house films.
The David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts at Maharishi University of Management was a big winner at the Iowa Motion Pictures Association (IMPA) awards in Pella, Iowa on April 16th.
Where are you from and what brought you here to the David Lynch MA in film program?
I’m a Brazilian filmmaker and I came here because I was looking for a desert island in order to create. A place where I could be 100% connected to myself while developing my film project. Here, I would be far from my land and I’d would use David Lynch’s techniques to dive into deep waters in ourselves to search for what I was going to write about. I won an award from my...