Senior Film Student Wins Princess Grace Award
September 13, 2012 •
When Kathleen Bracke got the call, she dropped the phone out of shock, then picked it up and asked the caller to repeat the news. On the other end was a representative of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA announcing that Bracke had won a 2012 Princess Grace Award.
“They were giving me all this information and the whole time I was thinking is this a mistake?” says Bracke, a senior in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) and one of only two winners of this year’s Princess Grace Undergraduate Film Scholarship.
“It’s an international competition and student filmmakers from all of the top-ranked film departments apply,” says Jim Collins, professor and chair of FTT. “The fact that Kathleen won the award against that kind of competition is an indication of just how exceptional her project is.”