April Dobbins

Filmmaker, Director of Prestigious Awards
University of Miami

April Dobbins is a writer and filmmaker based in Miami. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including the Miami New Times, Philadelphia City Paper, Sugarcane Magazine, and Harvard University’s Transition magazine. Her films have been supported by the Sundance Institute, International Documentary Association, Firelight Media, ITVS, Fork Films, Oolite Arts, and the Southern Documentary Fund. 

She serves as Director of Prestigious Awards & Fellowships and Lecturer at the University of Miami. She received her MFA in motion pictures from the University of Miami and a bachelor's in English from Grinnell College. She is currently a graduate student at Harvard University, where she focuses on arts in education.