Randolph Benson is an award-winning filmmaker and a university-level instructor shown at left (in a photo by Noel St. John) lecturing at the National Press Club in 2016 at a CAPA-organized conference about the forthcoming release of JFK assassination documents, as mandated by Congress in 1992 legislation.
Benson’s work has garnered numerous awards, most notably an Academy Award for Best Student Documentary at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Awards. Benson 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.
His most recent film, The Searchers, a feature documentary portrait of researchers of the JFK assassination, has screened at numerous film festivals and was awarded the Orson Welles Prize at the Tiburon International Film Festival.
He has been an instructor of film and video at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for over a decade, and he serves on Award Juries at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC, USA) and the Let’s All Be Free Film Festival (London, UK).