stefan wanigatunga

Stefan Wanigatunga

Former MFA Student

Directing Program

Stefan grew up in Anchorage and received a B.A. in Film Studies at Seattle University where he founded an after-school filmmaking program and received an MFA from UCLA. His filmmaking experience includes directing a documentary about a literacy program and working with the university to film footage at urban farms in Washington, as well as producing and directing a documentary in Point Hope, Alaska about the changing climate and culture. At UCLA, he wrote, directed and produced several short films, and worked as the sound mixer/assistant editor on a behind-the-scenes documentary about Live Cinema with Francis Ford Coppola.