Pitt Faculty Members' “Making Montgomery Clift” Wins Documentary Feature Award

Still image from "Making Montgomery Clift" film, showing a circular viewfinder with images of the actor standing against a red-planked wall

The documentary “Making Montgomery Clift,” directed by Pitt assistant professor of film and media studies Robert Clift and his wife, senior lecturer Hillary Demmon, has been honored by the University Film & Video Association (UFVA).

The film won the Silver Award in the Documentary Feature category at the UFVA 73rd Conference Award Ceremony, held recently at Augsburg University in Minneapolis.

“It was a great honor to have the film recognized by my academic peers,” said Clift, the legendary actor’s nephew, of the UFVA event. 

Clift and Demmon have spent the last year screening the documentary at film festivals around the globe. It has played at more than 50 venues, including at a packed house at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre during Frameline 43, one of the largest LGBTQ+ film exhibition events in the world.

The film now heading to streaming and on-demand services, and the film’s Facebook page contains updates on how and when to watch.