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Léwuga Benson is a Nigerian-born American artist-filmmaker currently pursuing an MFA in Media Study at the University at Buffalo. He has worked with many local arts organizations; such as Shea’s Performing Art Center, where he is currently a member of the Spotlight Committee; Squeaky Wheel, The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, WNED, Albright Knox, City of Night, to name a few. A recipient of the Gregory Capasso memorial award for outstanding creative work in film and writing. As such, Léwuga's short films and writings are concerned with personal stories that reveal larger histories about identity, cultural acquisition, and society. His films, well-received and congratulated for their strong, poetic, and visual language, have been screened at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, and The Center For The Arts at the University of Buffalo.
Best Sound and Music
Time to Leave
New York Feedback Film Festival
New York, New York
2020
Best Graduate Film
Time to Leave
DMS Livestream Show
Buffalo, New York
2020
College
University at Buffalo
MFA in Film Production
2019Present
College
University at Buffalo
BFA in Media Study
20132019
Birth Date
January 28, 1991
Birth City
Lagos, Nigeria
Current City
Buffalo, New York
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
African
“Film is, to me, just unimportant. But people are very important.” - John Cassavetes
"Art is Freedom" - unknown
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