The Department's faculty is composed of talented artists and scholars with excellent reputations as teachers. Several of our faculty are active documentary filmmakers working in a range of non-fiction genres. The faculty has consistently published award-winning and nationally recognized books and peer-reviewed articles appearing in leading media and legal studies journals. Specific awards won by faculty members in the past five years include: a Guggenheim Fellowship for film making; Outstanding Book in Political Communication; thirty film festival awards; eight screenplay awards; and five top papers from professional academic organizations. American Cinematographer has rated UNCG's program among the top 10 film schools in the United States, along with programs such as The American Film Institute, University of Southern California, NYU and University of California at Los Angeles.