Randy Benson

CDS Courses Instructor

Randy Benson has garnered numerous awards for his work, most notably an Academy Award for Best Student Documentary at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Awards. Randy received an Eastman Kodak Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a First Appearance Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. He has been an instructor of film and video at the Center for Documentary Studies since 2003, and he serves on award juries at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the Boone Film Festival, both in North Carolina, and the Let’s All Be Free Film Festival in London. Randy also serves on the Executive Board of the Center for Deep Policy Research.

A photo of Randy Benson standing at a podium