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1st Annual High School Film Festival at Ramapo College to Showcase New Jersey Student Work

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 7, 2015

MAHWAH, N.J. — Ramapo College of New Jersey will showcase the talent of New Jersey’s future filmmakers at the first annual RCNJ High School Film Festival, scheduled for December 5-6. The event is open to all New Jersey high school student filmmakers, who are encouraged to produce original films in any genre. The entry deadline is October 31. Students may submit at no cost up to two films per person either via online submission or through the mail.

The film festival, taking place over two days, and the screening programs will showcase selected New Jersey high school student films. The festival will offer a number of prizes including film equipment and scholarships. The judging panel for the festival will include Ramapo faculty, industry professionals and students.

“The festival will be an excellent opportunity for students to showcase and gain exposure for their work, network with other like-minded students and find out more about Ramapo College’s film program,” said Erin Dubee, a Ramapo College senior with a concentration in digital filmmaking and the festival’s student director. “We look forward to seeing the short films from New Jersey’s talented high school filmmakers and encourage all students to submit.”

For more information about submitting a film to the festival, please visit or contact Neel Scott at 201-684-7281 or Additional information on Ramapo’s Digital Filmmaking program, including a program description, coursework, student film projects and recent alumni profiles, can be found at



About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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