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Carvin Eison

(585) 395-5767
Office:  224 Holmes Hall


  • M.F.A., Visual Studies, University of Buffalo
  • B.A., SUNY College at Brockport

Teaching & Creative Interests

  • Television/Video/Film production
  • Media Literacy education
  • Teen and young adult development

Grants, Fellowships & Honors

  • "A Rose for Livvy."- Telly - Gold, 2004.
  • "Lookin Out 4 U."- Telly - Bronze, 2004 - WorldFest -Houston International Film Festival - Gold, Star, 2004,
  • "Angel of Mine." - WorldFest -Houston International Film Festival - Silver Star, 2004,
  • Chris Award Honorable Mention, 2003,
  • Telly - Gold, 2003
  • The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship 2007, State University if New York.
  • Eric Barnouw Award of the Organization of American Historians, New York State Emmy Nomination for Best Direction
  • New York State Emmy Nomination for Best Historic/Cultural Programming
  • Broadcast Education Association Award of Excellence
  • Five Telly awards
  • Aurora Award
  • Houston WorldFest International Film and Video Festival "Remi" Gold and Silver Awards
  • Columbus International Film and Video Festival "Chris" Award
  • National Black Programming Consortium "Prized Pieces" Award (two-time winner)
  • Alliance for Community Media (three time winner)
  • Red Ribbon Award
  • American Film Festival
  • Dance on Camera Award
  • Communicator of the Year Global Festival Honorable Mention
  • Arts and Cultural Council "Artist of the Year" nominee
  • Sundance Documentary Fund 2007, for Shadows of the Lynching Tree
  • Independent Television Service DDF for Umbra
  • ARD/MDR Germany and France5 co-production for Shadows of the Lynching Tree.
  • Independent Television Service in support of July '64
  • National Black Programming Consortium in support of July '64
  • NYS African-American Research Institute Grant, administered by the SUNY Research Foundation at SUNY Brockport (original grant received in 1999, refunded in 2001, 2002) in support of July '64
  • Housing Trust Fund of Rochester Area Community Foundation in support of July '64
  • New York State Department of State in support of Drum Major for Justice,
  • University of Rochester in support of Perfectly Clear,
  • SUNY Geneseo in support of Perfectly Clear
  • miscellaneous corporate grants in support of Perfectly Clear, NYSCA Individual Artists Grant.

Last Updated 7/21/22