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 an extensive background in film and television, having received his master’s degree from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and then working 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; his most recent achievement was the feature-length “The Two Dollar Bill Documentary”, which has received national press. Bennardo also does freelance video production and editing work for corporations and small businesses.


  • 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 and TV procedure
  • Film and TV editing
  • Film and 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
  • Documentary, "The Two Dollar Bill Documentary", Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, 2015

Curriculum Vitae

BennardoJohn_CV.pdf — PDF document, 14Kb
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