Ryan Glista

Adjunct Instructor

Digital Media and Design | Storrs

Adjunct Instructor, Digital Film/Video Production – Storrs

Education: MFA in Digital Media & Design, University of Connecticut, 2018

BA, Individualized major (film), University of Connecticut, 2016

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus: Independent Film and Music Production, New Media

Ryan Glista is a filmmaker and digital producer with a Film BA and Digital Media and Design MFA from the University of Connecticut. He’s a skilled director, photographer, music producer, and project manager with the mission of creating visual and musical stories that are exciting, emotional, and unique. His award-winning short films have screened nationally and internationally. Ryan currently works as Digital Project Manager at The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts. 

At UConn, he was a former video producer for: Green House Studios, University Communications, Dramatic Arts, InCHIP, UCTV, Neag School of Education, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies


Recent Research Achievements2018 Marks Family Endowment RecipientFounding president of UConn Film (student organization) and producer of the first UConn Short Film Festival

‘Let’s Be Friends’ (MFA thesis film), awarded Best New England Film at the Boston Underground Film Festival and Official Selection at 20 festivals worldwide

Bushnell Projection Mapping Project featured by Christie Digital

Connecticut Art Directors Club – Excellence Award for UConn Communications Video Production

48 Hour Film Festival (New Haven) – Best Film (3rd place 2018, 2nd place 2019)

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