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Fifth Annual High School Film Festival Hosted at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)December 9, 2019

Students at 2019 High School Film Fest

Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees Township was recognized for submitting the most student entries to the 2019 High School Film Fest.

MAHWAH, N.J. – Nearly five dozen student filmmakers from around the state showcased their talents at the 5th Annual High School Film Festival, recently hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Students entered original films in a variety of genres and were awarded in several categories including editing, cinematography, documentary and fiction. In all, 58 student films were screened and judged by a panel of Ramapo College faculty members. Each entrant received an Oscar-type statuette. Six top films were presented with a plaque and gift card. A special presentation was made to Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees Township for submitting four student films, the most entries by one school in the competition.

The top winners were:

Best of the Fest: “Tongue Tied” directed by Noelle White, High Tech High School (Secaucus)

Best Fiction Film: “You Have the Right to Remain Silent” directed by Jordan Miller, Columbia High School (Maplewood)

Best Editing:  “Stop” directed by Connor Sher, Monroe Township High School

Best Cinematography:  “Courting Clare” directed by Karolena Zamost, Eastern Regional High School (Voorhees Township)

Best Documentary:  “Euphoria” directed by Daniele Yohannan, Bayonne High School

Best Writing:  “Doubt” directed by Matt Onufrak, Ajay Ahluwalia and Jacob Makofske, Northern Highlands High School (Allendale)



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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