John Bennardo

B.S., M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Film and Television
John Bennardo


Phone: 561-237-7354
Fax: 561-237-7097

Office Location

Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library
Room 317

Professional Profile

John Bennardo has a strong background in film and television, having received his master’s degree from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and then going on to work as a producer on several television shows on networks such as ABC, Fox, Lifetime and the Oxygen Network. In addition to his teaching duties at Lynn, Bennardo is also a documentary filmmaker and does freelance video work for corporations, small businesses, high schools and families.


  • B.S., University of Miami
  • M.F.A., American Film Institute

Teaching Philosophy

John Bennardo believes that every student is important and deserves the best he can offer. In addition to the classroom setting, Bennardo provides one-on-one, hands-on teaching of film and television equipment and procedure.

Teaching Specialties

  • Film & TV procedure
  • Film & TV editing
  • Film & TV writing
  • Analyzing media works

Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice

  • Video production
  • Video editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Writing for news
  • Video journalism
  • Marketing through video


  • Member of Alpha Epsilon Rho
  • Documentary, "Turning Point: A Woman’s Drive to Self-Discovery," Official Selection, Delray Beach Film Festival, 2006
  • Documentary, "Roots: The Hair-Raising Story of a Guy Named Sy," Official Selection, Palm Beach International Film Festival, 2007
  • Deaver Award for Teaching Excellence

Curriculum Vitae

BennardoJohn_CV.pdf — PDF document, 14Kb
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